Liberia’s international, Anthony Allison resumes the 2nd phase of the Swedish league at Sundsvall IFK with a lone goal during their 1-2 defeat from the legs of IFK Östersund. The Liberian remains the top netter in his division with 13 goals from 12 matches this season for Sundsvall IFK.
According to report Sundsvall IFK reveal that the Liberian forward will play the rest of the season at the 3rd division outfit. Another Liberian, Arnold Kennedy at Sundsvall IFK has also been part of the team that fell to IFK Östersund, but he is reported to be heading to Harnosand FC, the employer of another Liberian Victor Carr in the Swedish 2nd division.
Meanwhile, Taurus Manneh of Swedish 2nd division Carlstad United BK is still in mid-season programme until July 31 when his side shall face NS Gauthiod in a home fixture. Carlstad United BK ended the Swedish 2nd Division first phase with a 4-2 away whipping from home side Gotene FC.
However, report from Swedish indicates that Mighty Barrolle former midfielder Wilfred Greenfield has returned after spending a month on mid-season development program at Sundsvall IFK. While Amadaiya Rennie currently playing on a half season loan at Degerfors IF was listed during the club’s 3-0 thrashing of strangers Sundsvall GIF.
SuperSport Eyes Double
South Africa’s Super Sport United Football Club is eyeing double as she starts pre-season preparation with “The 2011 Mopani Municipality Mayoral Charity Cup” which kicks-off this Sunday July 31st at the Giyani Stadium.
United, known as the Matsatsantsa Boys are going into the annual Limpopo tournament as defending champions after beating Orlando Pirates 2-0 in the final last summer. United preparations are said to be on track as the team is working hard to start a new season on a high note and the boys are looking good.
According to United communications Manager, David Skosana they will defend the title by entertaining the football loving people of the Limpopo province. In this year’s edition, three Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams and one local outfit will take part in the competition.
The first semifinal will see Mamelodi Sundowns Fooball Club taking on returnees Jomo Cosmos Football Club at 10am. This game will precede the second semifinal between SuperSport and the local boys Giyani Hotspur. Kick off at 12pm. This is a chance for the supporters of the three Gauteng sides to watch some of the new faces in their teams before the new season kicks off.
“We have acquired quality players I can tell you that. We have striker Sibusiso Zuma, Sifiso Mbhele from Ga-Mphahlele’s Baroka FC, attacking midfielder Philani Khwela who rejoined the first team and an exciting left-back from the SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy Sanele Khuzwayo.
Teekloh Starts Wrong Footing
Liberian international, Ben Teekloh of Romanian side Astra Ploiesti FC has started the current league season on wrong footing. His side recorded 2-0 lost in their first match against CFR CluJ FC in the Romania season. They now stand at the bottom of the table without a point but two goals against after one game in the first phase.
Teekloh is honoring his 4th season in Romania since his arrival in Europe from the Asian state of Oman in 2008. He was a member of the delegation that ensured Liberia’s first home win after four years. He is expected to be part of the Lone Star squad that will face Angola August 10th this year during FIFA international friendly day encounter.
Johnson Signs Deal
Liberia and Nimba Football Club, Sam Johnson has penned down a season deal with Swedish 1st division, Dalkurd FF and given jersey number 17. Johnson leaves here nearly three months ago to honor an invitation for tryout with a Swedish club, Dalkurd FF but was unable to obtain a Swedish visa.
The trip was arraigned by his Manager, Tore Eliasson through a Norwegian club which was impressed with his tryout but the club has consumed their slot for foreign players. Johnson arrived in Sweden a month stayed with Dalkurd FF where he was impressive.
However, the ex-Nimba FC goal netter has returned to Norway to play in the Norwegian Under-19 tournament for Lillestrom youth side, where he scored 3 goals in four matches for the club. Johnson going Sweden was the arrangement of Monrovia FC Chief Executive Officer and Owner, Wilhelm Myrer and his manager, Tore Eliasson partnership to promote Liberians.
Johnson now returned to Sweden and joined Dalkurd FF mid-season training session after signing yesterday.