Hapoel Beer-Sheva midfielder John Ogu expresses his determination to secure a third consecutive Israeli league title as his team faces a crucial Championship play-offs clash against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Saturday. The Nigerian international, part of Hapoel’s midfield backbone, looks forward to a potential championship-sealing victory.
Hapoel Beer-Sheva currently leads the six-team play-off round with 11 points after five games, holding a comfortable lead over second-placed Beitar Jerusalem, who have seven points. Maccabi Tel Aviv closely trails in third, also with seven points. A victory against Maccabi Tel Aviv would secure the league title for Hapoel with a game to spare in the play-offs.
Ogu took to Twitter to share his anticipation and gratitude, stating, “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. Chasing my 3rd League title in a row. A win tomorrow gets us the title. Toughest season for me professionally and personally, but I am Grateful to God for always there for me whenever I call!!”
The midfielder’s commitment and resilience throughout what he describes as the “toughest season” highlight the challenges and triumphs of both a professional and personal nature. As the Championship play-offs reach a climax, Ogu’s leadership on the pitch becomes crucial in Hapoel Beer-Sheva’s pursuit of another league triumph.