Liel Abada posts emotional farewell message to Celtic

Liel Abada has posted an emotional farewell message on his Instagram account after completing his transfer from Celtic to MLS side Charlotte FC. Celtic have confirmed the transfer on the official club website but at the time of writing there has been nothing about the deal on the official social media channels. That’s not a bad shout given the tensions that exist surrounding Celtic supporters backing Palestine and the Israeli backlash to that support.

Abada though can go and resume his playing career in a country that is Israel’s closest ally. Here’s what Liel has had to say this evening…

After 2 and half incredible years, the time has come to bid farewell.

Where do I even begin? Leaving Celtic wasn’t in my plans, yet life’s unpredictable turns remind us that we’re not always in control. The past six months have been a personal challenge, yet the overwhelming support from the Gaffer, coaches, and board has been my rock. Their unwavering faith during these times won’t be forgotten but cherished forever.

Reflecting on my journey here brings a smile to my face, the trophies lifted, goals celebrated, electric atmospheres, and moments of pure bliss will forever be etched in my memory.

To my teammates and staff, thank you for pushing me to excel, not just as a player, but as a person. You’ve all played a pivotal role in shaping who I am today.

A special shoutout to my family and my girlfriend, whose steadfast support and love have been my guiding light.

Arriving in a new country at 19 was daunting, but Niro and his family welcomed me with open arms, making Scotland feel like home from day one. Their kindness made all the difference, on and off the pitch.

To the incredible Israeli community in Glasgow, you’ve given me so much warmth and love. You hold a special place in my heart.

And last but not least thank you to all the Celtic fans. Recent times were very difficult for myself and my family but I want to say thank you to all the Celtic fans that stood by me, supported and respected me as a Celtic player and I hope that I have given you few moments to remember me by.

It is now time to begin a new chapter on my journey in a new place and with new targets.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything.



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