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Former England-based attacker Hector Sam has become the first signing for Pro Football League champion Clico San Juan Jabloteh ahead of the 2009 season.
The 28-year-old Sam was said to be on the verge of signing with the San Juan club last December to finish off the 2008 season. However, he failed to meet the transfer deadline and left leaving coach Terry Fenwick with no other option but to wait. This week, Fenwick confirmed that Sam was back with Jabloteh on a two year deal.

“Hector is a great player and I think he is a great addition for us,” said the treble—Toyota Classic, League and Big Six—winning coach of 2008. “I’m happy with my squad of last season and all I’m looking to do is add some experience to the young bunch that we have. This season is going to be really big for us, looking at the (Concacaf) Champions League. It’s going to be a tough season and I want to know that we have the experience to carry through.” Sam, a former student of Queens Royal College, began his career at San Juan Jabloteh. He went on to play with Wrexham where he spent five years. He later played for Port Vale and Walsall before joining Notts County where he left by mutual agreement in March last year.

Jabloteh will begin 2009 preparations in late February, one month prior to the start of the season. Fenwick is confident his side will be well prepared despite having only one month preparation. “My players have had a long hard season in 2008 in which we had lots of success. And it’s time that I give them a break. My guys need to be well rested and I think it will do them good ahead of next season. I am very confident that we will be well prepared for the season ahead,” ended the former England international and two-time Pro League winning coach.