Israeli football league goes on strike
Head of Israel Football Association informs Sport, Finance ministries that soccer players won't show up to games beginning Tuesday
In the wake of delays in signing a marketing agreement, Ofer Eini, head of the IFA, announced to the Sports and Finance ministries that the union has decided to cease all football activity, except for Israel's national team.
Ofer Eini, head of the Israel Football Association and Oren Hasson, Director of Leagues, announced Tuesday in a letter to Sports Minister Miri Regev and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon that "all Israeli football activity has been stopped today".
They noted that national team activity would continue as before.
This was due to delays in the signing of a new marketing agreement with the Toto.
Another letter was sent to the budgeting department to tell clubs to make up for the funds withheld due to the delay in signing the marketing agreement.