Abbas Atwi transferred to Ansar over the summer.
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With a lucrative new TV deal and some of the most talented homegrown players returning to the capital, the Lebanese Premier League is set to be one of the most competitive in recent years.After recent seasons saw the Beirut side fail to make the grade, a new club president was appointed and immediately made his mark signing Lebanon captain Hasan Maatouk and goalkeeper Abbas Hasan from the Swedish second division.Ansar signed former Ahed captain Abbas "Onika" Atwi and Nejmeh standout Khaled Takaji before the club's former captain Mootaz Junaidi made a last minute return to Beirut from overseas.Last season's runners-up Salam Zgharta will be no pushover for teams this year.Look for the team to finish mid-table.Former Safa winger Hatem Eid may break out in his second season with the team after failing to make an impact at his old club.Despite at times having a seemingly unstable future, the club was able to eke out a top-five finish last season.
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