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Nigerian duo win Israeli title

The Nigeria duo of Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu have been crowned champions of the Israeli top-flight side, Hapoel Beer Sheva on Saturday after defeating Bnei Sakhnin 3-1 in a nervy game.
The win meant Beer Sheva have won their first Israeli Ligat title in 40 years and the Nigerian pair have been instrumental to the success of the team this season.
Needing a win in their last game and closely tailed by Maccabi Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva were stunned in the sixth minute when Firas Mugrabi bundled home to give the visitors the lead.
It did not last long as Beer Sheva got into their stride and equalised 10 minutes later through Maor Bar Buzaglo.
Two more goals from Maor Melikson and Ben Sahar ensured Hapoel Beer Sheva ran out 3-1 winners on the night while adding the league diadem to the trophy cabinet.
Their closest rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv smashed Maccabi Haifa 6-0 but it was little too late as Beer Sheva got the points they needed to sew up the title.
Ogu, who was recently named the best foreign import in the Israeli top flight has played 29 games for his team notching up three goals and providing four assists.
Nwakaeme has also weighed in with some eye-catching performances hitting home eight goals this season with three assists.

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