Ismael Diarra has signed a two-year contract with Azam FC, the Chamazi-based club Goal can exclusively reveal.
Azam official Nassor Idrisa said that the signing of Diarra is among instructions given by head coach, Joseph Omog who had identified the Liberian as one of his prime targets for next season’s Mainland Premier League and Africa Champions League as he looks to strengthen his squad.
“He is the kind of player we need. Not just for his qualities as a player but also his competitive personality .He has played for a number of top clubs in Africa, including Ismaily of Egypt. He knows African soccer well, so he will not need time to adapt,” Idrisa told Goal.
Diarra finished as the Confederation Cup’s joint top scorer in 2013 with five goals. He played an inspirational role for the Egyptian giants in the tournament. The Liberian player, who is also a member of the West African country’s national soccer team, will replace Ugandan forward Bian Umony who has been released by the Ice Cream makers.
His signing brings to three the numbers of players Azam have signed ahead of next season’s league. Nearly two months ago; Azam signed two Young Africans players- combative midfielder Frank Domayo and striker Didier Kavumbagu.