By Johnny Edward: Hapoel Beer-Sheva will be without their top goal scorer this season, Anthony Nwakaeme, when they travel to the Doha Stadium to face Bnei Sakhnin in an Israeli Premier League clash on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
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Super Eagles forward Nwakaeme, who has scored five goals in 11 in the Israeli Premier League matches so far this season (nine goals in 21 games in all competitions), has been ruled out of the clash due to an ankle injury, his coach Bachar Barak has confirmed.
“Nwakaeme is out of the Bnei Sakhnin game because of an ankle injury,” Barak said during his pre-match conference.
Barak also confirmed that John Ogu will return to the starting line-up for the Camels after he sat out of the team’s final group game against Victoria Plzen on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League.
Hapoel Beer-Sheva finished bottom of Group G in the UEFA Europa League with four points from six games.
In the Israeli Premier League, the back-to-back champions are currently third with 27 points from 12 games with a game in hand but could move to the top of the Ligat Al with a win on Sunday.
Hapoel Beer Sheva match day squad against Bnei Sakhnin: Dudu Gorsch,Guy Haimov, Ben Biton, Louis Taha, Miguel Vittor, Oren Biton; Mahran Radi, John Ogu, Dan Einbinder, Wuba Brown, Maor Malikson, Michael Ohana ,Niv Zrihan, Ben Sahar.