Liberian goalkeeper on trial with Swedish club

Liberian international goalkeeper Ashley Williams is reportedly on trial with Swedish division one club FC Linkoping City. In a facebook post, his current Liberian club LISCR did not provide details but wished the 19 year-old the best. Efforts to get more information from the Swedish side, which competes in the third tier, proved fruitless. Williams distinguished […]

Basketball Africa League unveils official logo

Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, unveiled the league’s official logo on Thursday.  The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow, red and royal blue background, […]

Sierra Leonean Turay wins golden boot in Sweden

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored a second half equalizer on Saturday to hand Djurgarden its first Swedish football premiership title in 14 years and to also win the league’s golden boot. Turay struck in the 65th minute to level the score at 2-2 in a sensational comeback after Djurgarden had gone two goals […]

Sweden: Omoh scores to give Mjallby premiership spot

The penultimate round of Sweden’s topmost football championship saw only two but important African goals over the weekend. Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay scored in the second half as Djurgarden cemented its position at the top with a 3-0 trashing of Orebro.   The 63rd minute strike was Turay’s 14th this season and made […]

Nigerian striker wins female league title in Sweden

Nigerian international Anam Imo lifted the Swedish female football most prestigious trophy when Rosengard won the championship on Saturday after a beating Kristianstad 1-0. The 18-year-old striker, in her first season with the club, scored five times in 17 appearances, to help Rosengard win the league, the first since 2015, four points ahead of Gothenburg of […]

Sweden: Turay goal pushes Djurgarden closer to title

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored a crucial winner for Djurgarden over the weekend to take the team to the top of the Swedish football premiership and make a strong claim for the championship with two matches to play. An unmarked Turay pounced in the 70th minute to grab the match’s lone goal as […]

A weekend of African goals in Nordic football

Eritrean international Henok Goitom scored twice for AIK in a weekend victory over Orebro as the battle for Sweden’s top football prize continues. The goals helped AIK to 4th place on the table, three points behind league leaders Malmo.   Also on target in the Allsvenskan was Liberian-born Peter Wilson, who scored late in the first […]

African goal scorers in Nordic football leagues

Two African players were on the score sheet last weekend as Sweden’s topmost football league, Allsvenskan, nears its climax. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom scored a late equalizer as AIK held Elfsborg to a 1-all duel to see its chances of winning the championship slip while 19-year-old Nigerian attacker Jordan Kadiri hit his first goal for […]

Buya Turay eyes top scorer award in Sweden

  With five more games to the end of the Swedish football premiership, Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay is aiming for the highest goalscorer award.  The striker is currently third in the rankings with 11 goals having grabbed the lone goal for league leaders Djurgarden in a 1-0 win over lowly-placed Falkenberg on Tuesday.   […]

Sports can boost equality and peace

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality […]