African female footballers in Sweden

  A number of female African footballers are plying their trade this season in the Swedish football championship which started over the weekend.   Nigerian defender Faith Ikidi is in her 8th season in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football league. The 30-year-old is on the books of Pitea.   Malawian Tabitha Chawinga and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo […]

Sarfo, Jebali open Swedish season with two goals each

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo had a memorable start to the Swedish football premiership on Monday when he scored twice in just under two minutes to record his first ever goals in the top flight and land Sirius a 2-0 win on its return to the Allsvenskan, as the league is known.  The 22-year-old hit Djurgaden hard in the […]

Nigeria’s Igboananike returns to Swedish football

  Nigerian forward Kennedy Igboananike is back in the top tier of Swedish football. After stints in the USA and, lately, Greece, the 28-year-old returned to the Allsvenskan in a two-year deal with Orebro SK.    With Kennedy, we get the top forward we sought. He has international experience and has shown time and again that […]

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 […]