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Maccabi increase their options

Published: Monday 30 August 2004, 18.59CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC have signed Emile Mbamba from SBV Vitesse and Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC's Elad Bounfald.
 

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Published: Monday 30 August 2004, 18.59CET

Maccabi increase their options

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC have signed Emile Mbamba from SBV Vitesse and Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC's Elad Bounfald.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC have made two signings ahead of their UEFA Champions League group stage debut.

Vitesse signing
Last season's Israeli Premier League runners-up have taken Emile Mbamba from SBV Vitesse on a one-year deal. The 21-year-old Cameroonian-born striker joined the Dutch side in 2001 but has only recently recovered from a bout of malaria picked up during a holiday in Africa.

Bounfald arrives
Meanwhile, Maccabi have paid league rivals Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC €58,000 for the services of 24-year-old midfield player Elad Bounfald. The pair will be eligible for Maccabi's opening Group C fixture against  FC Bayern München on 15 September, with fixtures also to come against Juventus FC and AFC Ajax for a side that beat HJK Helsinki and PAOK FC in the qualifying rounds without conceding a goal.

Last updated: 30/08/04 22.11CET

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