Ex-Arsenal star Alex Song unveiled by Djiboutian club AS Arta Solar 7

Alexandre Song has been officially unveiled as AS Arta Solar 7’s newest player on Thursday morning, after signing for the club in the Djibouti Premier League.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been without a club since March when he and eight other players were dismissed by Swiss club Sion for refusing to take a pay-cut during the coronavirus pandemic.

He has now penned a two-year deal with Arta Solar 7 in Djibouti City to begin life as a player for the 2019-20 Caf Confederation Cup campaigners.



“Welcome to Djibouti! The international footballer, Alexandre Song arrived yesterday afternoon in Djibouti, where he has signed a two-year contract with AS Arta Solar 7,” the club wrote on Facebook.

Apart from his playing role, the former Cameroon international will be expected to help with the team’s youth development.

Arta Solar 7 play in Dijbouti which is situated on the east coast of Africa. The country itself is currently ranked 185th in the world out Fifa’s 210-strong list, while they are 51st in Africa – with only Somalia, Seychelles and Eritrea ranked lower in the continent.

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