After fantastic Championship ending and extra-time in fifth match between two city rivals – Maccabi Rishon Lezion and Hapoel Altshuler Shacham Rishon Lezion, Israel got new handball champion! At the end 31:31 was enough that Hapoel wins Championship after five years of Maccabi domination (two wins had both rivals and one tie with the equal goal difference). The MVP of the Final was goalkeeper Bojan Ljubisic (BiH) with 25 saves (45%). He signed a new contract with the team for the upcoming season immediately after the outstanding performance in the final.
photo credit: Hapoel Altshuler Shacham Rishon Lezion website – Gabby Alaluf.