Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
|Bahdari will join his fourth club in as many years|
Financial details of the contract were not disclosed but it had been rumored that one of Bahdari's former clubs- Wehdat had tabled a $50,000/year offer which fell well short of the player's demands (rumored to be closer to the $80,000/year he was on with Shabab Al-Khalil).
Bahdari will join former Palestine captain Ramzi Saleh in the Egyptian league. Former Palestinian players to play in the league include Mohammed Samara (teammate to both Mohammed Salah and Mohammed Al-Neny at Arab Contractors), Eyad Abou El-Khair, & the Al-Ahly goalkeeping legend from the 1960s Marwan Kanafani.
Tala'ea El-Geish currently lie in 12th place in the Egyptian league withe one match day remaining.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
|Yashir Pinto Islame puts pen to paper with Melaka United|
Now, Jadue will be joined by two of his countrymen who will also try and fight for promotion to the top tier- the Malaysian Super League.
More after the jump...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
As per various news outlets, Palestine's national football team is set to train in Algeria in August. Abdel Nasser Barakat's side will scrimmage against various club sides in order to further build preparedness ahead of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying in March.
Palestine will participate in its first matches since 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in September with a friendly against Tajikistan. The location of the September 6th friendly has yet to be announced.
Palestine has booked a date with the same opposition in the following FIFA window as well. That encounter will take place in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on October 2nd.
Palestine and Tajikistan have never met at senior level. The Olympic sides met at the Asian Games in Incheon two years ago. An encounter best remembered for this scintillating strike from Hilal Mousa:
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Asian Football Confederation has chosen to award the Matchday 2 encounter between Syria's Al-Wahda and Shabab Al-Dhahrieh to Al-Wahda.
The encounter was due to take place in Sidon, Lebanon on March 9th with Syria rendered too unsafe to host international matches. Eight Shabab Al-Dhahrieh players were held at the airport and later deported for having Israeli passports. The unfortunate incident left the squad short of the requisite 11 players needed to contest a football match and as a result no match was played.
In the aftermath of the incident the AFC issued no communication and elected to declare the match 'postponed' on its official website.
Football's governing body in the continent changed its tune today issuing the following statement:
The Committee found that Al Dharia (PLE) was the relevant party that caused the cancellation of the match in accordance with Article 17.3 of the Competition Regulations. The Committee ordered that Al Dharia (PLE) forfeit the match by a score of 3-0 and pay a fine of USD20,000.
Barring an appeal from the Hebron-based club the decision leaves them out of the running for the knockout stage of the AFC Cup. It also remains to be seen whether the club, which is seriously strapped for cash, can afford to pay the fine levied by the AFC.
The decision seems to run counter to one taken just last week, whereby Iraq was ordered to change its choice of neutral ground, due to the fact that Saudi citizens were currently banned from traveling to Iran:
Please be reminded that FIFA and AFC jointly emphasize on the nominated neutral venues be free from existing travel restrictions from both the Host Association and all Visiting Associations.
Curiously enough, there was no decision taken on the Ahli Al-Khaleel-Al-Jeish match which was slated to take place on the same day but postponed due to the Syrian side refusing to travel to Palestine.