Sierra Leonean Turay wins golden boot in Sweden

Turay enjoys a moment with the champions’ trophy
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Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored a second half equalizer on Saturday to hand Djurgarden its first Swedish football premiership title in 14 years and to also win the league’s golden boot.

Turay struck in the 65th minute to level the score at 2-2 in a sensational comeback after Djurgarden had gone two goals behind Norrkoping in the decider. Djurgarden collected the title with 66 points, one head of Malmo.
 
That goal also took the 24-year-old to 15 goals, making him the first African golden boot winner since Nigerian John Owoeri won it in 2106.
 
Zambian midfielder Edward Chilufya, an unused sub in Saturday’s encounter, is also a part of the championship winning team.
 
Another crucial African goal came when Falkenberg beat Ekilstuna 1-0 to survive relegation.
 
Nigerian Nsima Peter became the hero in that match when he scored in stoppage time as Falkenberg fought to remain in the premiership.
 
Fellow Nigerians, Dominic Chatto and John Chibuike also played a part in Falkenberg’s survival in the Allsvenskan.
 
On the down side, Guinean Pa Momodou Konate, Nigerian Chidi Omeje and Liberian international Peter Wilson could not help keep Sundsvall stay in the top division.
 
Also going to the lower tier are Ghana’s Michael Ananba and Nigerian Samuel Nnamani of Eskilstuna.
 
In the lower tier, the Superettan, Varberg of Ivorian Adama Fofana and South African Keanin Ayer, held already promoted and Mjallby 1-1 to grab second place and gain promotion to the premiership.
 
But it was a sad time for Kenyan midfielder Eric Johana Omondi whose side Brommapojkarna was relegated.
 
Syrianska also went down to the lower division with its African contignent of Ivorian Abdel Diarra, Ethiopian Beneyam Demte, Nigerian Success Nwosu, Congo DR Dida Rashidi and Eritrean Ammar Ahmed 
 
 
 
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