African players keep scoring in Swedish football leagues

Isak Ssewankambo and teammate celebrate in Ostersund’s 3+0 win over Helsingborg
Photo: fotbolldirekt.se

After a rather goal-shy 5th round in which there was just a single African goal (Senegalese Pape Diouf’s 65th minute goal for Kalmar in 1-1 draw against Gothenburg) in the Swedish premiership, Allsvenskan, African strikers improved their marks in the 6th round over the weekend.

Nigerian forward John Igbarumah  and Ivorian Abdul Razak scored for Sirius as the club lost 4-2 to Elfsborg while Sierra Leone’s Mohammed Buya Turay provided the only goal for league leaders Djurgarden, his 4th so far this season, in a 2-1 loss to Hammarby.
 
Liberian attacker Peter Wilson came on as a 90th minute substitute to score in stoppage time as Sundsvall beat Falkenberg 3-1. Nigerian John Chibuike scored Falkenberg’s only goal. Ostersund walloped Helsingborg 3-0 with Ugandan Isak Ssewankambo breaking the deadlock after 16 minutes.
 
Meanwhile in the 5th round of the Superettan, the lower tier, Ivorian forward Christian Kouakou opened the scoring for Brage only to see the club going down to first placed Varberg 2-1 while Algerian Abdelrahman Saidi scored the only goal in stoppage time as Norrby pipped Oster 1-0.
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