Gatoch Panom has trial with Russian league side Anzhi

Gatoch Panom

Ethiopia Bunna skipper GatochPanom travelled to Russia for a trial with top tier Side Anzhi Makhachkala. “They have already fallen in love with the way the midfielder plays,” Gatoch’s agent David Besheh suggested.
Once home to a record, five time African Player of the Year Cameroonian Samuel Eto and World Champion Brazilian Roberto Carlos, the Russian outfit handed Gatoch a dream chance of a one week trial alongside the senior players. Though the giant defensive mid fielder travelled to Anzi after the Waliya’s shocking 5-0 defeat at the hands Ghana, he is expected to display his best. If he does well it could provide an opportunity for other Ethiopian Footballers dreaming of a professional life.
Though Gatoch has a one year contract with Ethiopia Bunna, he triggered the clause that gives him the free reign to go to any foreign club thus if things go smooth The Brown Shirts will have to forget their skipper for good.
Past its glory days of club owner Russian Billionaire Suleyman Kerimov who once shocked Russian football making Samuel Eto the world’s highest-paid player with 20 Million Euro a season, Anzhi now a days is a humble side collecting 30 points from 30 matches to finish the season 12th 39 points behind champions Spartak Moscow.
“An overall medical checkup followed by a one week training with the first team , Gatoch has a golden chance and if things goes as planned we will see how to proceed to the next step” remarked Gatoch’s former team mate at Ethiopia Bunna and now a licensed international agent David Basheh.