Osher Davida made a second half substitute appearance at Sammy Ofer and in the space of seven minutes changed the course of the game with two assists that helped Maccabi to a 3-0 win over Hapoel Haifa.

Speaking after the game about the impact he made, Davida insisted on complimenting the 4700 traveling Maccabi fans when he said: ”I would first like to pay tribute to our fans who travelled here in numbers as around 5000 turned up and made the long journey late in midweek. I am delighted we are sending them back home happy to continue the celebrations.”

With one match left until the 2023/24 season end as Maccabi hosts Macabi Bnei Reineh at Bloomfield stadium on Saturday, Davida said: “I hope that on Saturday we will continue give our fans a reason to celebrate and end the season on a high. I am happy that in the second half we did our job and won the game.”

Davida who was introduced by Robbie Keane in the 60th minute when the score was still 0-0 but within three minutes delivered his first assist to Eran Zahavi then added another spectacular assist on 71 for Maccabi third goal, mentioned his link up with Dan Biton; “I love playing with Dan (Biton) alongside me in the middle as he is a player who loves playing forward. It gives us so many options and in my opinion he has the best killer pass in the league – so I am happy we did it.”

On the two assists he gave Eran Zahavi that helped the veteran marksman take his tally to 19 league goals and 37 in all competitions: “I am happy I helped him score and hope he continues t do so as I know how important it is for him.”

Davida, who joined Maccabi in the summer from Standard Liege and in his first season scored three goals, added six assists and won his first championship and Toto Cup, summed up: “I am really satisfied with the championship as it was a tough season. We are still in the middle of a war and I hope it will end in peace and the hostages will return. We had many ups and downs this season but we achieved a lot. Ultimately, it was important to win the championship back after three years and I am just over the moon.”