Local Soccer: Bnei Sakhnin draws Hapoel Tel Aviv

They will need to defeat another Premier League club in the quarterfinals to claim the title.

By
April 26, 2007 10:06
1 minute read.
Local Soccer: Bnei Sakhnin draws Hapoel Tel Aviv

bnei sakhnin in goal 88. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

After knocking out Maccabi Netanya and Maccabi Tel Aviv in earlier rounds, National League leader Bnei Sakhnin will need to defeat yet another Premier League club in the quarterfinals of the State Cup to claim the title for the second time in its history. Sakhnin, which won the Cup in 2004, will visit current holder Hapoel Tel Aviv at Bloomfield Stadium. Third division side Hapoel Ramat Gan, which lifted the Cup in 2003, will host Maccabi Haifa, which needs to win the title to guarantee itself UEFA Cup qualification. Maccabi Petah Tikva hosts Ashdod SC in the only allPremier League match of the quarterfinals, with Hapoel Ashkelon facing Hapoel Haifa in the remaining fixture. The quarterfinals will be played on May 1-2. Hapoel Petah Tikva deducted three points Any hope Hapoel Petah Tikva had of avoiding relegation from the Premier League flew out the window Wednesday afternoon when an Israeli Football Association tribunal deducted three points from the team for financial irregularities. Hapoel was hit with the severe punishment for failing to report to the IFA's budget control authority NIS 615,000 it paid to Bnei Sakhnin for Ahmed Kasum. Petah Tikva, which has only won three matches this season, is 14 points away from safety as a result of the point deduction and with just five matches remaining, needs a miracle to escape relegation.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI