Without its star who was fined and suspended, after seven games without a win and without a right goal in the last two league games, Hapoel B’Shlosha is under pressure ahead of tomorrow’s game (Monday) against Hapoel Haifa. Chest, probably after the impressive ascent to the home stage of the Europa League. “The snowball must be stopped,” the court said.
As reported yesterday on the sports channel, Joshua was fined € 6,000 which is 20 per cent of his monthly salary, a fine allowed under the agreement signed with the players’ organization. Another offense will lead to immediate separation. The Portuguese will arrive on Tuesday for training and will publicly apologize for the incident. Players were told he would fly with the team to the Czech Republic for a game against Slavia Prague.
Joshua will not be the only one to miss Yossi Aboksis in tomorrow’s game. Ramsey Spouri, Elton Accultasa, Miguel Vitor and Jonathan Agudello will also not be included in the squad as the coach is debating whether to start with a set of brake trio or defensive quartet. Anthony Varane is expected to return to the lineup. His thumb is suffering from a groin strain and it is not yet clear how long he will be out.
The club have confirmed their interest in Sagiv Yehezkel, who is concluding a contract at MS Ashdod in the summer and may negotiate as early as January. Income from Europe will help with the changes. Intended to join already in the summer, but the recent upheaval at the club led to too large financial gaps with the Israeli striker who expressed a willingness to return to Israel.