Africans on the move in Swedish football league

Kundai Benyu
Photo: Anna Berg/

Three African footballers recently signed for Swedish premiership (Allsvenskan) sides as the title chase is set to begin on March 31.

Zimbabwean Kundai Benyu joined newly-promoted Helsingborg on loan from Scottish giants Celtic.
“I have a very good feeling, it feels like a good opportunity for me to continuously play A-team football at a high level. I have heard that the club has good supporters so I look forward to impressing them and showing what I can,” the Zimbabwean international said, as reported by Helsingborg’s website.
Head coach Per-Ola Ljung was upbeat: “We expect to have an aggressively skilled midfielder who can be used both centrally and on an edge position and has the quality that corresponds to our goals.” 
DR Congolese Noel Mbo also moved to Helsingborg after he was released by English third division side Gillingham.
Pa Konate, who previously played for Malmo and then left to join Italian serie A side SPAL, returned to the Allsvenskan, after a loan spell at FC Cincinnati. The Guinean international defender has signed for GIF Sundsvall.