Sweden: Can Norrkoping win title after 26 years?

Kamara takes a shot on goal for Norrkoping Pic: ifknorrkoping.se

Kamara takes a shot on goal for Norrkoping
Pic: ifknorrkoping.se

A victory against champions Malmo on Saturday will mean IFK Norrkoping are Swedish football champions after 26 years.

Norrkoping go into Sunday’s finale in the country’s topmost division with a point lead over 2nd placed Gothenburg and the league leaders are banking on the current scoring form of Sierra Leonean hitman Alhaji Kamara to do the trick.

After being silent for much of the season, Kamara has woken up at the crucial closing stages. He has been on target fives times in the last three league matches.

Last Sunday, Kamara scored twice in a 3-2 win over Halmstad. Halmstad will play in the lower division next season.

Also, the 29th round of the Swedish Allsvenskan, as the premiership is called, saw some African goals last weekend. Senegalese Alioune Diouf scored in the 65th minute as Kalmar dismissed Gefle 3-1 while Gambian defender Omar Colley provided one of the goals as Djurgaden whipped Falkenberg 2-0. The league’s second highest scorer Eritrean Henok Goitom got an early goal, his 17th for the season, for AIK but Gothenburg recovered for the shock to win 2-1 to keep alive its hopes of winning the title. Nigerian forward John Owoeri grabbed a consolation as his team, relegation-bound Atvidaberg lost 3-2 to Orebro.