The title holder’s Manager, Jemedari Said, told the ‘Daily News’ that the Cameroonian coach will jet in on Friday from home where he was on holidays after guarding his team to clinch their first league title.
Speaking about the pre-season preparations’ programme, Said disclosed that they have received several invitations from abroad but they are yet to decide where to go.
He instead said that the pre-season destination will be decided by Omog. “We have got a number of invitations for the pre-season tour but we are still waiting for the coach, who will decide where is deemed fit for the team to go,” he said.
He further said the pre-season will be careful programmed as they are focused on pitching camp somewhere where its outcome will be positive and productive.
Last season, Azam pitched their pre-season camp in South Africa and managed to win the top flight league title and this time, the ice cream makers want to set the bar even higher and exceed their last season’s achievement.
“We don’t want to travel abroad just for leisure, we want to go somewhere where we can get serious preparations, which will be reflected in our performance both in the local league and Champions League,” explained Said.
Azam started training on Monday with almost all local players who are in the coach’s plan in attendance, according to Said. He said highly-rated Ivory Coast striker Kipre Tchetche was set to arrive on Wednesday to join other players in training.
His young brother - midfielder Kipre Balou is due to jet back on June 26th while newly signed Malian striker Ismaila Diara, is expected to arrive on Thursday.
Azam, who will also represent the country in the regional club champions - Kagame Cup, will begin their Mainland league title defence in August when the league kick off for 2014/15 season.