Aris scouting department puts glasses back on the rest of the greats of Cypriot football
When Zakaria Savo was announced by Aris last summer (under contract until 2028) most wondered why last year's champions would sign a striker from Norway's second division who was destined for catalog A.
The “light brigade” has accustomed us in recent years to the transfer of players who come from leagues of a lower level than ours and with the prospect of great distinctions. In this case, however, it was a 23-year-old striker who would take a place on the same list… as the first violins of the team.
Even bigger questions were raised by the fact that he came to add depth to a position where the options of Kokorin, Gomis, Stepinski (who is known to be a thing of the past) and the young man, Shumanski.
So although the Swedish-born and Gambian-born forward needed some time to adjust… he's been making sure for a few weeks now that he's constantly sending the message that resumes don't play ball! With hard work and obviously taking advantage of the opportunities he got, especially after the turn of the year, he has managed to score in his team's last five matches and in one of them he scored a hat-trick.
It started on January 22nd when he scored the winning goal against Anorthosis (2-1), to be followed by those against Ethniki (he made the final 6-2), Othello (scored three times for the final 4-0), Nea Salamina ( temporarily made it 2-0, before Brown made it 3-0) and Karmiotissa (opened the scoring for the final 3-0).
Essentially, within 21 days Savo succeeded seven goals for the institution of the championship (all he has scored so far in the shirt of Aris) and is now the first scorer of the “greens” for the domestic league (if we can use that expression).
Of course, in addition to the quality it shows at the end of the phases, it is worth noting that it is also characterized by the speed and power it puts into claiming the phases, as well as the his ability to constantly press the opposition footballers.
In this way, he makes those who chose him white-faced, as he possesses elements that Alexei Spilevski is looking for and we can talk about another success from the scouting department of Limassol union.
The difference here was that there was a bit more pressure on this guy because he was getting an A-list spot, but after the schedulers decided how he was doing in the plan… they showed his acquisition and just a few months later they have every reason to feel vindicated.