|Murad Ismail: Looks good in Green
Murad Ismail has officially signed with Wehdat what has become a common transaction for Palestinian players. Murad Ismail follows in the foot steps of Fadi Lafi, Ziyad Al-Kord, Abdelatif Bahdari, Ahmed Keshkesh, and Fahed Attal as the latest national team player to don Wehdat’s famous green jersey.
Despite being part of Jordan’s historic ‘Big Two’ club, alongside fierce rivals Al-Faisaly, Wehdat will not be playing in the AFC Cup this year after failing to win the League or Cup this past season.
The 30 year-old Qalqilya native had been a central figure in Hilal Al-Quds’s 2011/12 League winning campaign and his absence will affect the team in their pursuit of continental glory in the AFC President’s Cup next fall.
Financial details of the contract have not been confirmed but Ismail is expected to receive around $45,000/year in addition to a living and transportation stipend. The player is also rumored to have heeded the advice of Jamal Mahmoud by placing a clause in his contract that would allow him to play in the Challenge Cup.