Sunday, June 16, 2013
There were also rumors linking the Bethlehemite to Al-Faisaly of Saudi Arabia in a move that would have seen him make close to $250,000/year.
In the end, the ambition of Shabab Al-Khaleel would not be denied. The Hebronite club came the closest to meeting Ashraf Nu'man's wage demands (he'll make around $80-90,000 according to most reports) and he will surely be the best compensated player in the WBPL next season. He'll be expected to slot into Abdelhamid Abuhabib's position as the young Gazan chose to return to Shabab Balata after just one season with the Bianconeri.
The club hasn't stopped there, however, also announcing the singings of Husam Abu Saleh and Khaled Me'ary- two Hilal Al-Quds players who are allegedly under contract. If reports are to be believed, they're lining up a contract offer to Abdelatif Bahdari.
It should be noted that this move guarantees Ashraf Nu'man's participation at the Challenge Cup Finals in March.
Monday, June 3, 2013
|Wanted, but for how much?|
When Al-Faisaly signed the Tarji Wadi Al-Nes player on loan they doubted that the dynamic winger could replicate his form on the other side of the river. A strong start to the domestic season had them scrambling to reach a deal but it was too late as offers have since poured in from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and even a certain WBPL side.
So where will Ashraf end up? He has stated a preference for Jordan due to its proximity to his family in Palestine and despite previous shows of loyalty to Al-Faisaly he hasn't been shy about negotiating with bitter rivals Al-Wehdat.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
|Murad Ismail: Looks good in Green|
Despite being part of Jordan's historic 'Big Two' club, alongside fierce rivals Al-Faisaly, Wehdat will not be playing in the AFC Cup this year after failing to win the League or Cup this past season.
The 30 year-old Qalqilya native had been a central figure in Hilal Al-Quds's 2011/12 League winning campaign and his absence will affect the team in their pursuit of continental glory in the AFC President's Cup next fall.
Financial details of the contract have not been confirmed but Ismail is expected to receive around $45,000/year in addition to a living and transportation stipend. The player is also rumored to have heeded the advice of Jamal Mahmoud by placing a clause in his contract that would allow him to play in the Challenge Cup.