Nigerian striker signs two-year deal with Swedish club


Akpoveta scored ten goals last season in the first division
Photo: Johan Lilja

Swedish division one side, Helsingborg has reinforced its attack with the signing of Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta on a two-year contract.  
Helsingborg hopes that Akpoveta and his teammates kick the club back into the highest division, the premiership known as Allsvenskan, after an unsuccessful 2016 that saw the team relegated to the second tier.
Last season, Akpoveta, who has seen action in the leagues in Denmark and Azerbaijan, played first for IK Frej in the spring before moving over to the fellow division one contenders, Dalkurd in the fall.  Overall, he scored 10 goals last season.
Head Coach Per-Ola Ljung is glad over the latest addition to his squad.
He notes that the player showed the expected qualities during his trial. “We knew what a great player he is, but when you get a chance to look at a player as we did with him to get answers on how he also works even on the sideline. We have had a dialogue with Dalkurd single since he was here and tried out  and I’m glad it was successful.”
In an interview posted on the club’s website, Akpoveta is optimistic that things will go well and promises to give his best for the team.