In a momentous occasion, Anthony Nwakaeme is poised to mark his 100th Israeli Premier League appearance for Hapoel Beer-Sheva in an away clash against FC Ashdod on Sunday. Joining the Camels in the 2014/15 season from Hapoel Raanana, Nwakaeme has been a stalwart, amassing an impressive record of 35 goals and 19 assists for Hapoel Beer Sheva.
Reflecting on the approaching milestone, the 28-year-old Nigerian forward remarked, “How time flies. I just hope we win tonight because that will make it worth celebrating.” As Hapoel Beer-Sheva currently occupies the fourth position in the league table with 14 points from seven matches, the team is eager to secure a victory in the upcoming clash.
With two outstanding games in the league, Nwakaeme’s presence and goal-scoring prowess have been instrumental in Hapoel Beer-Sheva’s campaign. As he eyes his century of appearances, the forward remains a vital asset to the team’s aspirations in the Israeli Premier League.
Looking ahead, Nwakaeme is not only focused on club success but is also optimistic about earning a debut for the Super Eagles in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine next month. Expressing his anticipation, he stated, “That special moment will come, and I hope to make it count by doing well. It may happen in the next game, who knows.”
As the Nigerian forward approaches a significant milestone and eyes international recognition, football enthusiasts eagerly await the unfolding chapters of Nwakaeme’s career, both on the domestic and international fronts.