Local Soccer: Suan returns home to Sakhnin

Kiryat Shmona lets midfielder go after completing loan deals for Hapoel Tel Aviv's Idan Srur and Danny Bonder.

January 12, 2009 21:59
Local Soccer: Suan returns home to Sakhnin

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Abas Suan returned to his hometown team on Monday, signing a two-year contract with Bnei Sakhnin. The 33-year-old midfielder began his professional career in Sakhnin and led the team to the State Cup in 2004. Suan left for Maccabi Haifa ahead of the 2006/07 season and moved on to Ironi Kiryat Shmona after just one year at Kiryat Eliezer. The former Israeli international played a key role in Kiryat Shmona's excellent debut season in the Premier League and started 14 of the team's matches this campaign. He did, however, grow discontented in recent months after his request to leave the club for Sakhnin was turned down time and again. Kiryat Shmona finally let him go on Monday after completing loan deals for Hapoel Tel Aviv's Idan Srur and Danny Bonder. "We are very pleased to have Abas back and we're certain he will help us a lot in the remainder of our league campaign," a Sakhnin statement read. Suan rose to international fame in 2005 when he scored a crucial equalizing goal for the Israel national team in a World Cup qualifier against Ireland at National Stadium in Ramat Gan.

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