Algerian goal-scorer, Salim Arrache, came to
Israel for a trial with Ashdod’s soccer team, according to reports in the London
based Arabic daily al-Quds al-Arabi and the Israeli Arab website
He had problems getting past security at Ben Gurion Airport
because of his Algerian passport, but the Ashdod management found a way to get
him into the country. In the end, Ashdod was not impressed with the player and
decided not to sign him at which point Arrache left the country.
his try-out with Ashdod SC spread and Arab social media networks and some
Algerian newspapers expressed their concern. Arrache responded by denying the
allegations and saying that there had been an offer but that he would never play
for this club and that he never did a trial.