Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu, showcased his skill and determination on Sunday as he scored a crucial goal to help Hapeol Beer-Sheva salvage a 2-2 draw against Hapoel Haifa in the Israeli Championship play-offs. Ogu’s strike in the 79th minute brought his team back into the game after they found themselves trailing 2-0. The equalizer came in the dying moments of the match when an own goal by Eden Ben Basat leveled the score.
This hard-fought draw keeps Hapoel Beer-Sheva at the top of the six-team play-off group, with a total of 10 points. They are currently three points ahead of second-placed Maccabi Netanya, making them the team to watch in this intense competition.
Meanwhile, in the Belgian Group B Europa League play-offs, Nigerian striker Joseph Akpala started for Oostende, who managed to secure a 2-2 draw at home against St. Truiden. This was Oostende’s third consecutive draw in the play-off group, leaving them with three points and currently sitting in third place.
Akpala, unfortunately, was substituted in the 71st minute of the game, but his contribution to the team’s performance cannot be overlooked. His presence on the field has been instrumental in Oostende’s journey through this challenging phase of the competition.
Over in the Spanish Segunda B, Group 1 lower division, Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho displayed his exceptional skills as he guarded the goal for Deportivo Fabril in their impressive 4-1 victory against Atletico Madrid B side. This match marked Uzoho’s 22nd league appearance for Deportivo Fabril this season, further solidifying his position as a key player in the team.
Deportivo Fabril currently leads the 20-team lower division table with a remarkable 62 points. With only four games left to play, their victory against Atletico Madrid B has boosted their confidence and positioned them as strong contenders for promotion.
As the Israeli Championship play-offs, Belgian Europa League play-offs, and Spanish Segunda B continue to unfold, fans eagerly await the next thrilling performances from these talented Super Eagles players. Their contributions to their respective teams are undoubtedly making waves, and their success so far is a testament to their hard work and dedication.