Sweden: Sierra Leonean Turay scores twice in historic win

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored two goals to signal a remarkable debut for Dalkurd in Sweden’s premier football league, the Allsvenskan, last Sunday. Turay, who joined the newcomers from relegated Eskilstuna, struck in both halves in a 3-0 win over Ostersund  to help Dalkurd to its first ever win in the league. The […]

Messi appointed ambassador for tourism

Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi has joined the World Tourism Organization UNWTO) to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism last Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to […]

African goals in Sweden, Norway

African strikers had a modest showing on the first day of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenkan, last weekend. Moroccan Moestafa El Kabir provided one of the round’s two African goals when he struck in the 75th minute to give BK Hacken a lone goal win over Kalmar. The other goal came in the duel […]

Norway: Sam Johnson scores again for new club

Liberian attacker Sam Johnson has made a bright start in Norway, scoring twice in Valerenga’s first two matches in the country’s top football league. Johnson, who joined the Norwegian outfit from China’s Wuhan Zall in January, scored a 65th minute winner for Valerenga in a 2-1 victory over Odd on Sunday.  The 24-year-old Liberian international […]

Few African goals in 2nd round of Swedish Cup

It was a quiet weekend for African strikers in the second round of the Swedish Cup, the country’s second most important football competition. Only three goals were seen in a host of matches played nation-wide. Nigerian star Kennedy Igboananike was on target again for the second match in a row in the competition which comprises […]

Liberian minister denies sacking employees

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister has denied media reports that he has fired several employees of the ministry. D. Zeogar Wilson said that he only instructed that 92 persons who were not employees of the ministry but were on ‘special allowance’ as contractors and consultants to stay home until a thorough review can be conducted. […]

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 […]