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Abbas Atwi Onika to retire from football at end of season

A page turns in the history of the Lebanese league with the declaration of Abbas Atwi Onika announcing that he will retire at the end of the season. 

He has been playing in the first division since the 2001-2002 season with Bourj FC! He then changed teams to join Olympique Beirut. After AC Tripoli bought the licence of Olympique Beirut in 2005, he joined Al Ahed FC and remained there until 2017 when he joined Al Ansar.

19 years at the highest level with a unique record for a Lebanese player: 6 championship titles (1 with Olympic Beirut and 5 with Ahed), and 3 Lebanese Cup titles (1 with Olympic Beirut and 2 with Ahed).  He won 3 domestic doubles. 

Abbas Atwi Onika thus embodied the domination of Ahed during the previous decade.  Will he embody the beginning of Ansar’s domination?  it is his wish. He wants to win his 7th Lebanese league title, this time with “Al Zaiim”.

Abbas Atwi Onika was also a key player for the national team for many years. He scored 4 goals at the international. He is the 9th player, ex-aecqo with Ali Hamam, to have the most appearances (52) with the Cedars.

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