Defending Champions Chelsea are back on continental duty, as they face Swedish side Malmo in a Matchday Three encounter in the UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Manager Thomas Tuchel and his lads will be looking to bounce back from their 1-0 Matchday Two defeat at the hands of Italian outfit Juventus, as they bid to seal a knockout spot in Group H.
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has produced various players that have played for the Super Eagles and teams across Europe. Another sensation product of the NPFL is proving his worth in the top flight Swedish football, Allsvenskan. Samuel Adegbenro, a striker for IFK Norrkoping scored a brace over the weekend in a 3-1 win over the Hammarby.
After the emergence of Akinkunmi Amoo as one of the best players in Sweden, the Allsvenskan remains a hot bed of talent ready to be plundered. However, there is still talent to be found and bargains to be had. Here are five underrated players that are ripe for Super Eagles.
Super Falcons centre-forward, Kanu Uchenna, was on target as his Swedish based club, Linkopings W, mauled opponents, Vaxjo DFF, in one of the matchday 20 of the Allsvenskan W played at the mid-week. Linkopings W ran riot against its opponents as the Pummled the visitors to a five unreplied goals carting away maximum points at stake in the explosive game.
Nigerian Midfielder Alhassan Yusuf has agreed a three year deal with Royal Antwerp in Belgium. Yusuf had an impressive 2020/21 season with Goteborg in the Swedish league and attracted interest from top European clubs including Brentford and Rangers. However, Royal Antwerp won the race for his signature after a €1.5m agreement was reached with Goteborg.
Some Nigerian players continue to score for their clubs across Europe as the football season progress while others prepare for the kick-off of the 2020-2021 season with pre-season friendlies. Sunday, August 23, 2020 LatviaOpibet Virsliga Tolu Arokodare (Valmiera) 19-year-old Tolu Arokodare scored his 15th league goal for Valmiera on Sunday after missing the Club's previous game in order to force a move to Anderlecht. He scored his side's first goal from the penalty spot in their 2-0 win over Jelgava to maintain
Hammarby IF Fotbollförening, more commonly known as Hammarby Fotboll or Hammarby Swedish football club from Stockholm founded in 1915. The club is based at Tele2 Arena in Johanneshov but founded in the neighbouring Södermalm district of Stockholm City Centre, an area the club considers its heartland. Competing in Sweden's first tier, Allsvenskan, Hammarby are placed twelfth in the all-time Allsvenskan table, and has won the league once, in 2001. This Swedish club have announced the signing of a former Gol
Former Nigeria U17 international Akinkunmi Amoo has made his professional debut for Swedish Allsvenskan side Hammarby, The Sidos Academy product came off the bench in the 65th minute as a replacement for Tankovic in Hammarby's 2-2 draw with Helsingborg at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon. Signed in June 2020, Amoo's debut was initially delayed because he could not travel to Scandinavia to link up with his new team due to the coronavirus pandemic. Upon his arrival in Sweden, the 18-year-old
Arsenal are eyeing a deal to sign Helsingborgs midfielder Armin Gigovic, with Manchester City also tracking the youngster. The 18 year-old was been a regular in the first team for the Swedish outfit last season, picking up 14 appearances ,in the Allsvenskan, scoring once. His performances have not gone unnoticed however, and is now said to be rated ,amongst the best young defensive midfielders on the continent. The Football Insider claims that the club are well aware of the growing interest in their wonde
According to Kvallsposten (h/t Express), long-term Chelsea target Anel Ahmedhodzic is said to be valued at £7.39million. The Malmo defender has been on the radar of the Blues for a while now. The youngster has attracted the attention of several clubs such as PSV, Ajax and Atalanta with his performances for the Swedish side. Profile: Anel Ahmedhodzic is a 21-year-old Swedish centre-back who plays for Allsvenskan side Malmo FF. The player spent most of his youth career at Malmo after starting for the club
that former Nigeria U17 international Akinkunmi Amoo has finally flown to Sweden, two months after his transfer was confirmed by Swedish Allsvenskan side Hammarby. The exciting winger, nicknamed 'Little Messi', was stranded in Nigeria because the borders were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions applied to airlines. To circumvent the difficulty of linking up with his new team, Hammarby, he had to travel to Cotonou, a city in neighboring country Republic of Benin, from where he flew to
Ex-Nigeria U17 international dubbed 'Little Messi', Akinkunmi Amoo landed in Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday afternoon to finally begin his career with Swedish Allsvenskan side Hammarby. The winger's trip to Scandinavia was delayed due to the travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Amoo is excited to finally link up with Hammarby ahead of his first training session as a professional player of the team part-owned by former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In an exclusive interview
SWEDEN: Allsvenskan Result Mjallby 2-1 Hammarby Nigerian forward, Moses Ogbu scored his first goal for Mjallby in their 2-1 Swedish league win over Hammarby IF on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Moses Celebrating his goal for Mjallby Picture Credit: EaglesTrackerNG --------------------------------------------------------------- Moses Ogbu didn't start the game for Mjallby as he was introduced in the 79th minute when his club were 0-1 down. Ogbu scored the winning goal of the game for Mjallby in the 93rd minute aft
Through a statement on their official website, Swedish Allsvenskan side IFK Norrkoping have confirmed the signing of former Nigeria U17 international Ishaq Abdulrazak. The attacking midfielder was offered a deal by IFK Norrkoping following a successful trial. Commenting on the capture of the Nigerian wonderkid, manager Jens Gustafsson said : "We have come to know Ishaq for a long time, both as a player and as a person. "We have come to know a very humble guy and players who we think will fit into IFK No
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