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24.04.2006 Sports News

Paintsil wins Israeli title

Paintsil wins Israeli title
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Black Stars defender John Paintsil has won the Israeli league championship with club, Maccabi Haifa.

The title is Maccabi Haifa's third championship in a row.

Paintsil becomes the second Ghanaian international to help their club's win their domestic leagues.

The first was Eric Addo with PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Eredivise.

Meanwhile, two other Black Stars players are close to winning the championship with their clubs.

Michael Essien's Chelsea are set for a second successive English league title.

In the Turkish Superlig, Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah's helped Fenerbahçe revive their hopes of a third consecutive Turkish championship after they crushed Galatasaray SK 4-0 over the weekend.

Appiah continued with his fine form scoring the opener for Fenerbahce.

The win knocked off Galatasaray from the top of Turkish Superlig and puts Fenerbahce level with them on 74 points with three matches to go.