Coach Paul Zammit and Cameroonian striker Njongo Priso will be returning with Valletta. This was announced by Valletta FC president Victor Sciriha during the club’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday.
Paul Zammit, who had just led Birkirkara to winning the FA Trophy two weeks ago, signed a three-year deal with the Citizens. He had spent almost four years with the club between November 2005 and June 2009, leading them to a Premier League championship in 2007/08. Since then, he had coached Birkirkara, winning two championships and an FA Trophy.
Njongo Lobe Priso Doding started his career with Fovu Club Baham in Cameroon, moving to Malta in summer 2007 to join Msida St. Joseph. The following season, he joined Valletta where he spent two years before signing for AEK Larnaca in Cyprus on a one-year loan deal, led by former Valletta coach Ton Caanen. The following season, he made his move a permanent one but mid-way through the season, he was transferred to CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria. In Bulgaria, Priso spent eighteen months.
In summer 2013, he joined Petrolul Ploieşti in the Romanian second division where he spent another two years. Last summer, he moved to Hungary, joining Győri ETO.
Priso, who is now 26 years old and had represented Cameroon at Under-23 level, has applied for a Maltese passport which would make him eligible to represent the Malta national team.
Another new signing for Valletta is twenty-three year old Moldovan defender Maxim Focșa.
He spent three years with FC Academia Chișinău but mid-way through this season joined FC Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol.
The Citizens are also expected to have two Tunisian players – a midfielder and a striker.