Football players in Gaza are still living in difficult conditions on several levels due to the continued suspension of sports activity since last December due to the continued spread of the coronavirus.
The spread of coronavirus in the internal community of the Gaza Strip and the increasing number of infections imposed a new reality on all sectors in Gaza, including the sports sector, which has been affected by postponements and stoppages more than once since last season.
The players in this period are affected at the material levels due to the continued suspension and the inability of the clubs to pay their salaries, dues and seasonal contracts that have been affected by this reality and the market value of all players has decreased compared to previous seasons.
As for the technical levels, the players are clearly staying away from playing football for a long time and having multiple periods of suspension, which significantly affects the performance and level of the players to appear as required.
These new circumstances have led to other effects on the players, the lack of complete readiness to call for the lists of national teams in light of the continuing tournaments in the West Bank, the lack of clarity about the future of tournaments in Gaza and the external representation of their heroes in light of the continuing financial crises afflicting the clubs.
Perhaps one of the most common factors that the players in Gaza suffer from is the lack of real motivation at a time when there are many reasons for retreat, the most important of which is the lack of importance for the Gaza championships, as if the competition in them is nothing more than honorable, and it only results in conflicts and bickering without the slightest benefit.