Tough Easter weekend for African strikers in Sweden

Peter Wilson (right) scored his first goal of the new campaign over the weekend

Liberian-born striker Peter Wilson was the only African to hit the net in the 4th round of the Swedish football championship, the Allsvenskan, during the Easter weekend. Wilson provided the consolation when his club Sundsvall lost to Kalmar 2-1. 

Two other Africans were involved in the making of goals. Eritrean forward and AIK captain Henok Goitom set up Tarik Elyounoussi to score the defending champions’ lone goal in a 2-1 defeat to Orebro while Ghanaian Mohammed Abubakari provided an assist for Max Svensson to score in the dying moments as their club Helsingborg went down to Gothenburg 3-1.
There were a number of African goals in the lower tier, the Superettan, with Ivorian Christian Kouakou scoring after 66 minutes as Brage continued its domination with a 3-0 trashing  of Gais while Gambian Joseph Ceesay scored the opener in the 24th minute and set up Guinean teammate Kerfala Cissoko in Dalkurd’s 2-1 win over Mjallby. Cissoko struck in the 89th minute after being on the pitch for only nine minutes.
Frej beat Oster 3-2 with Ghanaian forward Abdul-Halik Hudu breaking the deadlock in the 36th minute for the winners while his compatriot Thomas Boakye scored for Halmstad in the 4th minute in a 2-2 draw with Syrianska with the assist provided by another Ghanaian Sadat Karim.