Dibba is player of the month in Sweden

Pa Amat Dibba is in a brilliant form this season

Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba is the month’s player in Allsvenskan, Sweden topmost football championship for May.

It is the second straight award for a player of league leaders Hammarby as team captain Jiloan Hamad won the same accolade for the month of April.

The player of the month is selected by the various captains of clubs in the premiership as well as selected media representatives. The prize is awarded by Swedish Elite Football, Svenska Spel and C More.

Pa Dibba wins the prize after contributing to his team’s success through several crucial goals, including a hat trick in the match against Sundsvall.

“It feels great fun to have been voted for this award. I’m proud, says Pa Dibba.

Dibba, with seven goals, shares second place on the scoring chart with Häckens Paulinho and has played a significant role in a Hammarby’s fine run thus far.

Dibba himself has an idea of ​​what his dazzling form is based on.

“It’s a lot about the mental bit to do and that’s something I’ve been working hard on. It also means that we had a lot of competition in the squad. I’ve always been focused, but competition makes me even more alert, says Dibba.

Hammarby’s position at the top of the premiership caught many by surprise. Before the season not many had placed the club at the head of the pack. For the players themselves, there are no thoughts about letting go of their position now.

“Being in the top depends on many things and one of them is that we believe very much in ourselves. We are many who played together for a long time and really believe what we do…” says Pa Dibba and continues.

“I think we will stay there. We know it will be really tough but we are looking forward to that challenge. We will give everything to try and stay in the top.

Hammarby won its only Swedish championship crown in 2001, then with Andreas Hermansson as top goal-scorer and hero. 

Dibba has a clear picture of how Hammarby’s journey to a new title can look like.

“In my mind, I think I want to win all matches, and if we do that, we win the Swedish championship. But yes, we are striving to get as high as possible and take it as it comes,” Dibba concludes.

In addition to the award, Pa Dibba also received SEK 10,000 (about $1,000) by Svenska Spel and donated the amount to the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation.