Igboananike, Sam Johnson score two goals each

Two-goal hero Kennedy Igboananike in control for Orebro
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The 6th round of Sweden’s top football league last week saw Orebro relying solely on goals scored by African strikers to maintain its respectable 3rd-place spot on the table with a 3-2 win over Dalkurd.

Orebro bounced back from 2-0 down with 10 minutes left to grab a sensational victory with Nigerian Kennedy Igboananike scoring twice.

Sierra Leone’s Mohammed Turay had made it 2-0 for Dalkurd deep in the second half of the premiership clash before Nigeria’s Michael Omoh reduced the tally in the 80th minute. Igboananike struck the equalizer four minutes later and grabbed the winning goal in added time.

League leaders Hammarby beat rivals Djurgarden 2-1 to stay at the top thanks to an injury time winner from Gambian Pa Amat Dibba while a penalty goal from Tunisian midfielder Issam Jebali was not enough as his side, Elfsborg continued its dismay form with a 2-1 loss to Sundsvall.
In the first division, Ivory Coast’s Adama scored as Varberg came from behind to overcome Frej 3-2 in round five. Nigerian Nsima Peter was on the scoresheet for Frej. Guinean Ousmane Camara provided one of the goals in Ekilstuna 3-0 bashing of Degefors.

Meanwhile in Norway, Liberian striker Samuel Johnson levelled twice for Valerenga in a 2-all 7th round affair against Ranheim while Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew scored for Lilestrom as they went down 3-2 to Stabeak.

In the 5th round of the Norwegian first division Asane beat Floro 3-0 with Ghanaian Dennis Antwi scoring twice while a goalfrom Ghanain-born midfielder Solomon Duah Levanger whip Hamkam 4-3.