Africans on target in Swedish Cup

African strikers proved their worth as the Swedish Cup, comprising of teams from the different tiers of Swedish football, kicked off last weekend. Zimbabwean international Tino Kadewere scored twice as premiership side, Djurgarden trounced Degefors 6-0 while Tunisian Issam Jebali strucked in the 23rd minute as his team Elfborgs suffered lost 3-2 at home to […]

18-year-old Zambian striker joins Swedish club

Top Swedish club Djurgarden IF has signed a four-year contract with 18-year-old Zambian international Edward “the Tiger” Chilufya. A report on the club’s website described the striker and midfielder as a player with many great qualities. Chilufya, who featured prominently for the victorious Zambian Under-20 team that hosted and won the African U-20 Championship last […]

Nigerian defender joins Swedish club

Nigerian international Chima Akas has signed a three-year contract with Swedish premiership side Kalmar FF. Akas was rewarded by the club with a permanent deal after impressing on trial Following the expiration of his contract with Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba last year, the defender was handed a trial by the Swedish outfit in […]

Africa: TP Mazembe retains CAF Cup

A gutsy performance in the return leg of the Total CAF Confederation Cup final saw Democratic Republic of Congo’s TP Mazembe defend its title against South African side Supersport United on Saturday at a cold and wet Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. ‘Les Corbeaux’ came into the fixture with a narrow 2-1 lead […]

Football: Chawinga is best female striker in Sweden

Malawian star Tabitha Chawinga has been named the best striker in female football in Sweden after hitting 26 goals in the top league this season. Chawinga, who played for local club Kvarnsveden IK but has now joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning in a two-year deal, won the award ahead of Stina Blackstenius of France’s Montpellier […]

Wydad Casablanca wins African Champions League

Wydad Casablanca of Morocco became African champions for a second time when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 on Saturday in the second leg of the African Champions League final. Walid El Karty scored the only goal on 69 minutes to give the home team a 2-1 aggregate triumph after they forced a 1-1 […]

Swedish football leagues: Africans on scoresheet

With Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, gradually moving to its end, African players are banging in goals that could prove crucial to their clubs’ fortunes. Sierra Leone’s Mohammed Buya Turay struck (his 9th for the season) in the 15th minute as relegation-threatened Ekilstuna drew 1-1 in a 26th round encounter with Jonkoping last weekend. Djurgarden, […]

More African goals in Swedish football leagues

Tunisian striker Issam Jebali scored a 77th minute penalty to give Elfsborg a 2-2 draw against title hopefuls Djurgarden in the 24th round of the Swedish premiership last weekend. This was his 7th goal in the championship. Another African on the scoresheet was Kalmar’s Senegalese forward Papa Alioune Diouf, who broke the deadlock with a […]

Five African goals in Swedish football league

  With nine more rounds to conclude, Sweden’s top football championship is heating up as African players continue to bang in the goals.   Nigerian stiker Chinedu Obassi scored a 39th minute penalty as 3rd-placed AIK drew 1-all with city rivals Djurgarden, second on the table, in a 21st round encounter last weekend. Senegal’s Aliou Badji grabbed Djurgaden’s […]

Sweden: Turay scores twice for Ekilstuna in surprise win

  Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay was on target two times last weekend as relegation-bound Athletic Ekilstuna collected a surprise 3-1 win over  defending champions and league leaders, Malmo in the 20th round of the Swedish football premiership, known as Allsvenskan.   Turay, who is being eyed by a number of top Swedish sides, raised the curtain early through a 5th […]