Albanian defender Gëzim Krasniqi (photo: first from left), Serbian wing back Igor Krmar (second from right) and domestic players Nikolche Sharkoski (second from left) and Bujamin Asani (first from right) are the main reinforcements in Rabotnichki for the second half-season.
Krasniqi is an experienced 28-year-old central defender for whom Rabotnichki will be the first adventure outside of Albania. He hasn’t been capped for any national team of his homeland, while he has played for Besa, Luzi, Partizani and Flamurtari. In Rabotnichki he comes from Partizani from the capital city of Tirana.
Krmar is Croatian born Serbian wing back who has changed several in his career so far. The 26-year-old has mainly played in Serbia where he was part of the youth academy of Crvena Zvezda, than Mačva, Radnički, Smederevo, BSK and Bežanija. He has also played for Slavija in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bohemians in Czechia, London City and Hamilton City in Canada. His last club from where he came in Macedonia is Sloboda from Užice in Serbia. Ten years ago he has made on official appearance for the U17 national team of Serbia.
Sharkoski is one of the many lads that left Pobeda this winter. The 23-year-old winger will for the first time play outside of his birthtown of Prilep as so far he has only been part of local rivals 11 Oktomvri and Pobeda. The past half-season he took part in 15 games, scored once and assisted once.
Asani returns to the Macedonian first league after a short adventure in Romanian second league side UTA from Arad. The 29-year-old left back played for Rabotnichki 7 years ago, but that adventure lasted only six months as well. He spent most of his career in his first club Shkupi, but also played for Rufeja, Skopje and Azeri side Kəpəz.
Meanwhile, the club parted ways with keeper Damjan Shishkovski, winger Florijan Kadriu, stiker Vardan Pogosyan, winger Emir Sahiti, wing back Tomislav Iliev and central defender Amir Bilali, while left wing back Alexander Borja Córdoba and left back Kristijan Eftimov were sent on loan to 2.MFL sides Makedonija GjP and Borec.