Nigerian striker signs two-year deal with Swedish club

    Swedish division one side, Helsingborg has reinforced its attack with the signing of Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta on a two-year contract.     Helsingborg hopes that Akpoveta and his teammates kick the club back into the highest division, the premiership known as Allsvenskan, after an unsuccessful 2016 that saw the team relegated to the second tier.   Last season, Akpoveta, […]

Zimbabwean striker on trial with Swedish club

  Zimbabwean striker Junior Zindoga landed in Sweden on Sunday morning for trials with top football side, Djurgarden.   The 18-year-old has captured the interest of the sporting director Bosse Andersson and now he is in Stockholm to see whether he can get a deal. “He is a forward who will be here for a while and audition with […]

10 Nordic-based African players in Cup of Nations

  Ten of the players featuring in the Total African Cup of Nations, which began Saturday with hosts Gabon drawing 1-1 against debutants Guinea Bissau, ply their trade in the Nordic countries.   Ivory Coast is putting up a defense of its crown with a team made of goalkeeper Sayouba Mande from Norweigan club Stabek while Guinea Bissau’s Francisco Santos Junior plays […]

Report highlights labor conditions of footballers

The world-wide representative of professional football players, FIFPro, has for the first time issued a Global Employment Report analysing the labor conditions in professional football. The objective of the FIFPro Global Professional Football Players Survey, released on Monday, is to present the most comprehensive and far-reaching study to date of the labour conditions and experiences of […]

Nigerian striker is top goalscorer in Sweden

Nigerian striker John Owoeri scored four times on the last day of the Swedish premiership on November 6 in BK Hacken’s 7-0 routing of relegation-bound Falkenberg to end the season as the highest goalscorer with 17 goals. This is the third time that an African has won the golden boot. Nigerian Peter Ijeh achieved the feat in […]

FIFA boss wants 48-team World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed expanding the World Cup finals to 48 teams – after initially suggesting he wanted to boost it to 40. According to the 46-year-old Italian, 16 countries would be eliminated after a preliminary knockout round. The rest of the tournament would then be the same as it is now, with […]

Welfare contributes to an inclusive society

“Welfare makes it possible for people with disabilities to be included in society,” said Åsa Regnér, the minister with responsibility for disability issues, as she represented the Swedish Government at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on 7–9 September.    The 2016 Paralympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 7–18 September 2016. These […]

Sweden: Owoeri scores twice in Hacken win

Nigerian striker John Owoeri scored twice on Sunday as his side BK Hacken beat IF Elfsborg 4-2 away in the Swedish football championship. The strikes took the Nigerian’s tally to eight goals this season, making him the leading African scorer in the country’s premier football league. Owoeri grabbed an early equalizer in the 13th minute after Elfsborg had […]

FIFA world rankings: Algeria leads in Africa

Algeria is Africa’s top football nation, according to the latest edition of the FIFA world football rankings. The north African nation, which is the first of six African countries on FIFA’s top 50, occupies the 32nd spot on the world rankings to lead in Africa. African champion Ivory Coast at number 35 on the global rankings is second on […]

African goals in Swedish premier league

The Swedish premier football championship, Allsvenskan, resumed last weekend after the Euro finals break. Nigeria’s John Owoeri struck twice as BK Hacken beat Hammarby 4-2 at home on Saturday. The striker pounced in the 37th minute and added another in the 63rd in this win that gave Hacken 19 points from 13 games and a 7th place on the […]