African strikers on target in Sweden, Denmark, Norway

Badji and teammates celebrate his goal in the Swedish premiership

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 placed Hammarby.

Goitom now has a total of 10 goals, four shy of current leader Brazilian Paulinho Guerreiro of Hacken, and is being tipped as a possible golden boot winner this season. He has scored in AIK’s last five matches.

Senegal’s Aliou Badji was also on target. The 20-year-old attacker came on as a sub to score his 4th for this term as he and his Djurgaden teammates overcame rivals Hammarby 3-1.

Maic Sema of DR Congo extraction scored the opener in the 60th minute and set up the second three minutes later as Sundsvall destroyed Sirius 4-0.

In the Superettan, which is just one tier below the Allsvenkan, Christian Kouakou of Ivorian ancestry fired home the only goal as 5th placed Brage collected a 1-0 win over Frej while Ghanaian striker Mamudo Moro scored for leaders Helsingborg in a 1-1 draw against Degefors.

Landskrona and Norrby, both strugglers, played to a 1-1 draw with Ghanaian frontman Karim Sadat cancelling out a first half strike from Abdelrahman Saidi of Algerian parentage.

Nigerian Onyedikachuwu Nnamani scored both goals as Eskilstuna beat GAIS 2-1 to stay 3rd on the table.

In Denmark, the Supeliga saw a single African goal. Senegalese hitman Dame N´Doye pounced early to put FC Copehagen ahead in a 2-0 victory over Esberg.

Ivorian Franck Boli rammed in two goals for Stabek in tough 3-3 draw against Sandefjord in Norway’s top football league, Eliteserien. Boli has nine goals to his credit this season.