Super Eagles’ duo of John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme celebrated their third straight league title despite Be’er Sheva going down 1-0 at home to Maccabi Tel Aviv on Saturday night, AOIFootball.com reports.
Hapoel came into the game needing at least a point from their final three games, provided result elsewhere went their way. They, however, suffered an early setback when Nwakaeme was withdrawn after just 38 minutes with a suspected knock.
But Despite bowing to a Dor Peretz’s first-half strike, Barak Bakhar’s men are seven points adrift of second-placed Beitar Jerusalem with two games remaining in the Israeli top-flight.
Hapoel Beer Sheva has 74 points from 34 games and retained the league title at the Turner Stadium after the Menorah’s 3-3 draw with Bnei Yehuda on Saturday.