Arta Solar 7 was a relatively unknown Djiboutian side until the club signed former Cameroon international Alex Song at the start of last season. The arrival of Song, a former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder hoisted the club to the limelight and it was not just for nothing as the Capital city based club lifted the Premier League for the first time.
They have gone on to rope in other big names in African football. Song’s former national teammate Idriss Kameni arrived and soon so did former Senegalese international Diafra Sakho and former Burkina Faso forward Alain Traore.
The arrival of those star names have further put the club on the African map; from an unknown entity to a team that has caught the attention of the continent.