Goitom to lead AIK to Swedish football title on Sunday

Eritrean international Henok Gotiom is expected to lead AIK to the title on Sunday
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Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, will conclude on Sunday with the title still up for grasp.

League leaders AIK, captained by Eritrean international Henok Gotiom, who is also the club’s top marksman with 12 goals, have a slim two-point advantage over Norrkoping and need only a draw to secure the crown.

Meanwhile, the 29th round last weekend witnessed three strikes from African players.

Nigerian striker Kennedy Igboananike grabbed an 85th minute equalizer for Orebro, his 9th goal of the season, but his team succumbed to a last minute goal in a 3-2 loss to Norrkoping. His compatriot Chinedu Obassi hit a 20th minute penalty for Elsborg but Brommapojkarna rallied to win 2-1.

Djurgarden deepened the relegation worries of Dalkurd collecting the points following a 2-1 victory in which Senegal’s Aliou Badji scored the opener after 28 minutes and set up the winner in the last minute.

One tier below the Allsvenskan is the first division or Superettan and it too will wrap up this Saturday with Helsingborg and Falkenberg, first and second respectively and having qualified for promotion to the Allsvenskan, fighting to determine who ends up champions.

Falkenberg played a 2-all draw against Norrby in which Nigerian striker Chison Egbuchunam hit the target and his goal was cancelled out by Norrby’s Moroccan defender Jasin Khayat. Egbuchunam, with 14 goals, is joint top scorer and is gunning for the golden boot.

Nigerian forward Monday Samuel scored Landskrona’s consolation in a 2-1 loss to Jonkoping while Joseph Ceesay of Gambian heritage hit target for Brage as the 6th-placed side beat Varberg by a similar score.

In Denmark’s Superliga, Nigerian Ogude Ifeanyi scored in the 85th minute as his side Vendsyssel lost 3-2 to Sonderjyske while Ghanaian attacker Godsway Donyoh grabbed a late equaliser for Nordsjaelland in a 1-1 affair with AaB. Esberg and Midtjylland draw 2-2 with Nigerian hitman Paul Onuachu scoring midway in the second half

Norway’s top league, Eliteserien, saw Senegalese forward Aliou Coly scored the lone goal for Kristiansund that ensured a 1-0 victory over lowly-placed Stabaek.