African goals in Nordic football leagues

Chison Egbuchunam celebrates a goal for Falkenberg

African footballers in the topmost Swedish football championship were goal-shy last weekend.

Only in-form Eritrean international Henok Goitom was on target in the 19th round of the Allsvenskan, scoring the second goal as league leaders AIK brushed aside bottom club Trelleborg 2-0.

Goitom struck after 63 minutes to record his ninth goal of the season. He has now scored in the team’s last five matches.

Just one level below the Allsvenskan in the Superettan (in its 20th round) the story was different with a number of African goals. Second-placed Falkenberg piled the pressure on leaders Helsingborg after a 4-1 win against Degefors.

Nigerian attacker Chisom Egbuchunam hit a hatrick to take his tally this term to nine and become the top African scorer so far in the competition.

Nigeria’s Nsima Peters grabbed the consolation for Frej in a 5-1 loss to Halmstad while Christian Kouakou of Ivorian ancestry hit the net as Brage demolished Landskrona 5-1.

Nigerian striker Onyedikachuwu Nnamani hit his 7th for the season when he scored the second goal as high-flying Eskilstuna beat Norrby 2-0.

In the 20th round of Norwegian premiership, the Eliteserien, Tunisian Issam Jebali opened the scoring and set up the second as leaders Rosenberg beat Stromsgodset 4-3. Nigerian attacker Daniel Chima came on as a sub with 15 minutes remaining to score in added time for Molde in a 3-2 defeat to Ranheim.

Another Nigerian, Babajide Akintola raised the curtains for Haugesund as the 3rd-placed outfit dismissed Stabek 2-0. Malian Ibrahima Koné provided the assist.

The Danish Superliga saw Nigerian frontman Ogunde Ifeanyi hit a 78th minute penalty goal as his club, Vendsyssel went down 2-1 to Brondby. Senegalese attacker Dame N’doye provided one of the goals as his club FC Copehagen beat Sonderjyske 3-2.