The good news just keeps coming for Hapoel Beersheba. After reaching an agreement with Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Maharan Radi over the weekend, Beersheba’s hopes of qualifying for the Europa League group stage were handed a boost on Sunday after discovering that it will be seeded in the third qualifying round, should it overcome FC Thun of Switzerland in the second round.
Beersheba hosts Thun in the first leg at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on Thursday, with the work on the club’s new Turner Stadium still ongoing.
After seeing its Premier League championship challenge come up short in each of the past two seasons, Beersheba has added some impressive pieces to its squad over the summer. The 33-year-old Radi, who was handed a two-year deal, will give Beersheba depth and experience in the center of the field after helping Maccabi to three consecutive championships in his three seasons in Tel Aviv.