Norway: Sam Johnson scores again for new club

Sam Johnson goes past an opponent in the Norwegian championship

Liberian attacker Sam Johnson has made a bright start in Norway, scoring twice in Valerenga’s first two matches in the country’s top football league.

Johnson, who joined the Norwegian outfit from China’s Wuhan Zall in January, scored a 65th minute winner for Valerenga in a 2-1 victory over Odd on Sunday. 

The 24-year-old Liberian international also provided the only strike for his club on the opening day (March 12) of the league in a 1-0 win over Kristiansund. 

Valerenga now occupies second spot behind Molde on goal difference with both sides at six points.

Ivorian Dauda Bamba grabbed an early goal for Kristiansund while Nigerian striker Samuel Adegbenro replied for Rosenberg in the second half when both sides settled to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

In Sweden,  Zimbabwean striker Tino Kadewere raised the curtains when Djurgarden whipped rivals AIK 2-0 on Sunday to advance to the final of the Swedish Cup. 

Kadewere, 22,  broke the deadlock in the 47th minute. He had provided the lone strike which saw his team triumph over BK Hacken 1-0 in the quarter-finals. Djurgarden meets champion club Malmo in the cup’s final on May 10.