Maccabi Haifa will open its training for the 2021/22 season this afternoon (Sunday), still with a missing staff and without a number of key players and foreigners who will only join during the week, but these will be days when a number of youth players will try to impress Barak Bachar and maybe go with the champion to training camp this week Next and fight for a place on the roster.
Later this week, Ali Muhammad, the midfielder purchased from Betar Jerusalem and expected to land in Israel in the next two days, will also join the training. Upon his arrival in Israel, Muhammad will meet with Haifa leaders to summarize his conditions at the club, undergo medical tests and complete his move.
Apart from Muhammad, Nikita Rokavica will also return to Israel this week and attend a meeting to find the outline that will allow him to extend his contract as the Greens want, with the current obstacle being the striker’s requirement for a two-year contract while the Greens are expected to offer another season.
Goodsway Donio, by the way, has already landed in Israel ahead of the start of preparations for next season and in light of the many reports of interest in the striker from European teams, Maccabi Haifa denied that offers were received for him and claimed he will stay next season: “He was an important part of the team. More, “the club said.
The positions of the right defender and the second goalkeeper are troubling the heads of Maccabi Haifa and the team hopes to reach an agreement as early as possible with Raz Meir and ensure that he at least goes out with the team to the training camp in the Netherlands. In addition, the professional team is working to find a foreign defender to join soon.
As for the position of the second goalkeeper, the desire is to add one of the MS Ashdod goalkeepers, Yoav Jaffy or Roi Mishpati, and in Haifa they continue to hold talks with Ashdod owners Jackie Ben Zaken, who will soon decide on the matter. Assaf Tzur’s name is also still on the agenda.