Slow start for Africans in Swedish football leagues

Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, began over the weekend with just two African goal scorers. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani scored from close range for Eskilstuna in the 51st minute to make it 2-0 as the newcomers whipped IFK Gothenburg 3-1 on Sunday while Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya opened his account with a 16 th […]

Football: Africans in Swedish premiership this season

About 60 African players (or players of African descent) will this season play in Sweden’s top football championship, the Allsvenskan, which begins on March 30. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom, who captained AIK to the title last season, will continue in that role.   His teammates include defender Heradi Rashidi of DR Congo, Ghanaian midfielder Enock Adu, […]

Nasiru Mohammed on target in Swedish Cup semi-final win

Ghanaian striker Nasiru Mohammed scored a goal in the semi final of the Swedish Cup when his side Hacken beat Djurgarden 3-2 in extra time on Saturday. Mohammed headed in an equalizer during a goalmouth melee after the Gothenburg-based club had fallen behind early in the first half in the match which ended 2-2 at full […]

Football: African goal scorers in Swedish Cup

African goal scorers were in the thick of action over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, the second most important football tournament in the country. Gambian youngster Alexander Jallow was on the score sheet again on Saturday when his lone strike in the 30th minute proved enough for Jonkoping to pip Norrby 1-0 while Eritrean […]

Africans on the move in Swedish football league

Three African footballers recently signed for Swedish premiership (Allsvenskan) sides as the title chase is set to begin on March 31. Zimbabwean Kundai Benyu joined newly-promoted Helsingborg on loan from Scottish giants Celtic.   “I have a very good feeling, it feels like a good opportunity for me to continuously play A-team football at a high […]

Karim leads Halmstad to victory in Swedish Cup

Ghana’s Sadat Karim scored twice on Saturday as Halmstad dismissed Sirius 2-1 in Swedish Cup to become the leading African goalscorer over the weekend in the football competition   He struck twice in the first half and those were his first two goals for the club he joined in December from Landskrona.   Brommapojkarna collected […]

African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

Morocco to host African rugby summit

The African association of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, is organising the first Rugby Africa Summit to be held on the 27th February to 2nd March at the Adam Park Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. On the agenda are an executive committee meeting of the association for the continent, training workshops, and 13th General Assembly. Over 30 presidents from […]

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

Ghanaian striker joins Swedish club BK Hacken

Ghanaian striker Kwame Kizito has signed a three-year deal with Swedish premiership side, BK Hacken. The 22- year-old joined the Gothenburg-based club from Libyan outfit Al Ittihad. He told Hacken’s website that he was very happy to finally be at the club. “I have watched some on Youtube, and I come to a team that […]