African strikers on target in Sweden, Denmark, Norway

AIK skipper Henok Goitom keeps banging in the goals as his club continues a firm march at the top of the Swedish football premiership. The Eritrean international scored a 35th minute penalty in AIK’s 3-0 bashing of Hacken last weekend in the 20th round of the Allsvenskan to open up a five-point lead over second […]

Sweden: Goitom goals power AIK title challenge

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom was on the score sheet twice as undefeated league leaders AIK powered to a 2-0 win over strugglers Brommapojkarna in the 18th round of Sweden’s premier football championship, Allsvenkan last weekend. Goitom scored his 7th and 8th goal of the season through a header in the 45th minute and a tap-in […]

Sweden: Top African strikers leave for greener pastures

The top three African strikers in the first half of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan, have left to seek greener pastures in other leagues. Despite the poor performance of his club, Dalkurd, Sierra Leonean goal poacher Mohamed Buya Turay distinguished himself by banking in nine goals for the relegation-bound club to earn a 1.6m euros […]

African players on target in Swedish football league

African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

Kenya’s former world champ athlete dies in car accident

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, was killed Wednesday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said. “The accident occurred when his vehicle hit a bump and rolled and he died on the spot,” Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani said from the scene of the […]

Top African female footballers in Sweden

Nigerians dominate the small contigent of African female footballers who ply their trade in Sweden’s top women league, Damallsvenskan. Damallsvenskan’s best defender in 2015 Faith Ikidi Michael is in her eighth season at league leaders Pitea while her Nigerian compatriots Rita Chikwelu, who has scored twice in the 12-week-old league, and Ogonna Chukwudi don the […]

Turay in scoring form in Swedish football league

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay has been in top form since the resumption of Sweden’s premier football championship, the Allsvenskan, after the World Cup. Turay was on target last weekend as his struggling side Dalkurd lost 3-1 to Sirius. He scored in the 48th minute as Dalkurd remained at the bottom. That goal was […]

Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

Kadewere scores twice in Zimbabwe’s COSAFA win

Tino Kadewere scored twice as Zimbabwe retained its COSAFA Cup title courtesy of a 4-2 win over Zambia on Saturday in Polokwane, South Africa. Kadewere, who plays club football for Sweden’s Djurgarden and is the highest goal scorer in the Swedish premiership, opened the scoring early in the match and struck again in added time […]

Dibba is player of the month in Sweden

Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba is the month’s player in Allsvenskan, Sweden topmost football championship for May. It is the second straight award for a player of league leaders Hammarby as team captain Jiloan Hamad won the same accolade for the month of April. The player of the month is selected by the various captains […]