Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

  Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

Saying goodbye to a Liberian football legend

In recent years, the Liberian football community has lost some of its most prominent individuals to death. Those who have travelled that road gently are Mass Sarr, Garretson Sackor, John “Monkey” Brown, George Sackor, Gladstone Ofori, David Momo, Philip “Cocha” Davis, etc. They have now been joined by Mr. Philip Robinson. Mr. Robinson’s family, with […]

Gambian striker Dibba hits two goals for Swedish club

  Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba was the hero in Hammarby’s 3-1 victory over Orebro last week after scoring two second half goals in the 14th round tie of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan.   Dibba struck first in the 49th minute after working his way through Orebro defense hitting target with a low shot. He scored again after […]

Africans score as Swedish premiership restarts

  The Swedish football premiership kicked back into full swing over the weekend after a short break with Africans scoring in two of the matches.   Eritrean hitman Henok Goitom, back from injury, restored AIK to a 1-1 parity in the 33rd minute of a 2-all draw at home against Ostersund. AIK now occupies the 5th place, just […]

Sarfo joins Swedish champions in record deal

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined Swedish football champions Malmo FF in a deal said to be the biggest between two Swedish clubs.   Sarfo made his name in Sirius’ first match of the season – a 2-0 crushing of Djurgarden in which he scored twice in two minutes – and since then has been one of […]

Chawinga: A Malawian goal machine in Sweden

    Malawian female striker Tabitha Chawinga is the hottest player in Sweden’s topmost female football league, the Damallsvenskan.   After eight rounds of the current championship, the 21-year-old, who plays for Kvarnsveden IK, tops the scoring chart with 12 goals, three short of her tally last season. Chawinga has reached this far in style scoring seven […]

Sweden: Saidi, Kasim push Norrby forward

  Nigerian striker Salisu Abdullahi Gero scored a 40-minute opener as Ostersund improved its position in Sweden’s premiership football championship (Allsvenskan) with a 2-1 victory over lowly-placed Kalmar in the 10th round.   Ostersund’s 4th win takes it to the 7th position with 15 points, six behind league leaders and defending champs Malmo.   Another African on the score sheet […]

Africans in scoring form in Sweden

  The 6th round of Sweden’s top football competition last week saw African players still in scoring form.   Ghana’s Nasiru Mohammed and Sierra Leonean striker Alhassan Kamara scored one goal each as BK Hacken whipped city rivals IFK Goteburg 4-0 to climb up the Allsvenskan table.   Zimbabwean Philana Tino Kadawere brought mid-table Djurgarden […]

African goals in Swedish football leagues

The third round of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan, last week saw African players in scoring form. Nigerian midfielder Michael Omoh broke the deadlock when he pounced on a loose ball in the 34th minute to put 2nd-placed Orebro ahead in a 2-1 win over Ostersund while Sierra Leonean marksman Alhassan Kamara hit the net after 26 minutes […]

African female footballers in Sweden

  A number of female African footballers are plying their trade this season in the Swedish football championship which started over the weekend.   Nigerian defender Faith Ikidi is in her 8th season in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football league. The 30-year-old is on the books of Pitea.   Malawian Tabitha Chawinga and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo […]