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Rabat Ajax present squad ahead of Challenge League debut against Żejtun

Rabat Ajax this week unveiled their squad for the new season during a presentation night at their club premises.

The Magpies are bracing themselves to a return to Challenge League after securing promotion to the second-tier of Maltese football last season. They open their campaign on Saturday when they face Żejtun Corinthians.

This summer Rabat Ajax have signed eight new players, which included four overseas players. Manuel Angel Bustos moved to Rabat from Sirens while Petar Kanzurov arrived from San Ġwann FC.

Added to that Rabat Ajax have also brought in Albanian player Elmir Lekaj, who earlier this summer was on trial at Valletta FC, and Uruguayan Gaston Poncet Otero.

Larens Vella has returned to the club after playing for Mosta last season. Rabat Ajax have also brought back Kurt Muscat who spent last season at Swieqi United while Miguel Aquilina and Kyle Barbara will don the Magpies shirt for the first time.

During the presentation night, Rabat Ajax president Dr Keith Farrugia and vice-president Dr Sam Abela and Dr Chris Cilia addressed the club fans along with coach Vesko Petrovic.

Former Rabat Ajax players Carmel Busuttil and Paul Zammit were the two special guests of the night and both augured the club’s success for the upcoming season.

Meanwhile, during the night Rabat Ajax presented their minors team and its technical team. Josef Tonna will act as team manager while Jonathan Pearson will fill the role of technical director.

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