CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

{ I’m changing up the format of my save game blogs – I’ll be doing more in-depth ones at the beginning and end of each season, with shorter ones in between covering the ‘highlights’. This is the first of the latter }


Previously in Sofia
Part 1 | Part 2


Personal

In the biggest news of the last 3 months, the CSKA board finally gave in to Dimitrova’s requests for a contract extension and she officially signed on the dotted line for another 2 years with the Armeytsite.

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

Along with the contract extension, the board also permitted Dimitrova to study for a new Coaching Qualification and she now holds a National A Licence after 4 months of intense study.

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

The impressive start to her professional management career continues and after a further 6 games – Dimitrova has a win percentage of 62%!

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

Parva Liga

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

The league run continued and CSKA went 19 games unbeaten before a surprise 1-0 defeat to midtable Botek Vraca. Their fine form propelled them to first place in the league, overtaking historic rivals Levski Sofia in the process.

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

Officially qualified for the Championship Stage, now only 9 games remain. Can CKSA hold on and win their first Parva Liga title since 2008?

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

Club Vision: Sign high-reputation players

Before the Winter Break, the board were devastated with the lack of high profile signings. In a bid to appease the board, Dimitrova dipped into the loan market and brought in 2 new squad members.

Former Greek international, Karnezis, comes in from Napoli to provide goalkeeping competition.

Up and coming Ukranian defender, Mykolenko, also arrives and slots straight into the starting 11 at wingback.

The board were delighted both signings, they fitted exactly within the high reputation vision of the club. “More needs to be done”, they said, “more.”

CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3

In the next blog

It’s the end of CSKA-Sofia | Season 1 | Part 3: will CSKA win the league and, most importantly, will the board ever not be devastated with the transfer market?