Former APR Cameroonian born striker Abbas Rassou is back at the army side after one season at Morocco’s premier league club Olympique Khouribga and a short spell at Hungarian first division club, VTK Diosgyor, according to APR.
APR’s club president Brig. Gen. Alex Kagame confirmed the development to Times Sport saying that Rassou was expected to report to APR camp yesterday morning but due to poor flight connections from Nairobi to Kigali, Rassou is expected in town today.
According to Kagame, Rassou has been recalled back to the military side to beef up the youth studded side in the forthcoming Cecafa/Kagame Cup championship slated for July 12-26 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as well as the ongoing national football league.
“Rassou will train with the rest of the squad and Coach Rene Feller will decide whether to include on the Cecafa bound team or not,”
“We will talk about his current club commitments (Olympique Khouribga) later,” Kagame said yesterday.
Cameroonian-born and former APR striker Rassou who signed a two-year contract with the military side in 2005 is back for his second stint at APR after deciding not to renew his contract with the national league champions at the end of the 2006/07 national football league season.
Rassou left APR in October, 2007 to join Hungarian first division club, VTK Diosgyor but he never played the whole season for the Hungarian club before the Moroccan club Olympique Khouribga came calling.
Rassou featured for Olympique Khouribga in this year’s Morocco premier league and African Champions League before his unexpected return to the military side.
During Rassou’s stint at APR, he steered the military side to five titles; the 2005/6 and 2006/7 primus national league titles, Lotto Cup, Cecafa/Kagame Cup and Amahoro Cup.
The 23-year old joined APR back in 2005 from one of soccer academies in Cameroon at the time when former Cameroon U-23 coach Jean Paul Akono was in charge of APR.