Ogu and Nwakaeme's Hapoel Be'er Sheva crash out of Champions League

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The Nigerians will have to wait another season for a chance to feature in the European topflight competition after missing out on away goal rule

Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu could not help Hapoel Beer Sheva clinch a ticket for this season’s Uefa Champions League after they suffered a 1-0 loss to Maribor on Tuesday evening.

New Super Eagles invitee, Nwakaeme had helped the Israeli topflight outfit to a 2-1 win in the first leg of the playoffs at the Turner Stadium last week.

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But a one-goal defeat saw them lost out on away goal rule to the Slovenian outfit after it stood as a 2-2 aggregate score at the end of the encounter at the Ljudski vrt.

Mitja Viler scored in the 15th minute to demote the Camels to the second-tier Europa League.

Midfielder Ogu and Nwakaeme were on from start to finish for Barak Bakhar’s side in the encounter.

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