Hapoel Ashdod, which holds the state handball cup, is changing its face. Following the replacement of Oleg Botenko by Serbian coach Andrea Vakiewicz, and the departure of senior foreigners Tomislav Stojkovic and Gabor to Nahaghans, who led her to historic titles in recent years (Championship and National Cup) – the team made a significant move in the squad for next season.
Ashdod signed the Serbian goalkeeper Igor Arsic and Oz Yitzhak, the goalkeeper of the reserve team from Rehovot. The team also completed the back line when they signed midfielder Alexander Babic, who previously played for three Serbian teams, following the addition of Montenegro national team midfielder Risto Vujicic. The fascinating signing of the team in the Israeli sector is Amit Stellman, the corner player of the Israeli national team and former Maccabi Rishon Lezion. Stellman officially joins the team after ending a year in quarantine. Stellman was a partner in the achievements of Maccabi Rishon LeZion in previous years and was a key player in the team, and now he will collaborate in the corner with the talented Lou Exbrod.
The other teams in the league have also made interesting signings in recent days. Veteran center Eran Tzarfati returns to Hapoel Rishon Lezion, which previously signed Erel Zeitler and Nadav Cohen, who play for the youth teams. Goalkeeper Oron usually returns to M.C. Holon after playing in Ashdod and Hapoel Rishon Lezion in recent years. Holon also extended the contract of captain Barel Lanciano.
Ness Ziona added linker Victor Alonso. The Spanish foreigner has previously played for Atletico Madrid and even excelled in the media. In addition, he also played in leagues in France, Romania and in doubles from Kosovo. In Ramat Hasharon, after the signing of Tomislav Stojkovic, Lior Kaplan will serve as the assistant goalkeeper. Ramat Hasharon has announced the extension of the contracts of almost all the players on the roster, with Daniel Tzarfati from Herzliya and Tal Hershkovitz from Hapoel Rishon LeZion likely to join.