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Liberians, who were contracted across Sweden for the 2010/2011 season have completed the season without securing any promotional playoff slot or winning any of the country’s championship.

Two Liberians started in the Allsvenskan league, which is the top flight in that country: Amadaiya Rennie kickoff the Allsvenskan league with Elfsbory FF, but was sent out to a Superettan league outfit Degerfors IF for the rest of the season and he managed to pen a two-year extension deal with the Superettan delegation.

The former Mighty Barrolle player netted eight goals for Degerfors IF in his twelve league matches during the second phase, and aided the club to finish 5th on the log with 48 points from 15 games.

Current Lone Star’s attacking midfielder Dioh Williams, returned to the Swedish league after completing a short stay in Russia. He rejoined his former Swedish club BK Hacken for the season, but was unable to bank in the goals from the matches he played. BK Hacken 30 league matches generated 49 points which landed them sixth on the ladder at the close of the season last weekend.

Former Greek base passing midfielder Isaac Pupo, who has been ruled out of the national team for low rating, joined the second phase of the Swedish Superettan league (The Second Tie) on a seasonal deal with Hammarby IF. However, his addition to the squad never pushed the club in the better position after finishing on 40 points that granted them the eleventh slot on the ladder.

The Swedish 2nd Division, which is 4th level in Sweden (Allsvenskan, Superettan, 1st Division, than 2nd Division) witnessed lots of Liberians playing for various teams.

Victor Carr formerly of Liberia’s Black Star started the league with Harnosand FF and was later joined by defender midfielder Arnold Kennedy and Kpah Sherman, but they all failed to qualify the team for the Promotional playoff from the Norraland Zone.

Aziz Kara (FC-AK) now renamed Monrovia FC dispatched striker Taurus Manned and midfielder Wilfred Greenfield to Carlstad United BK for the Swedish 2nd Division season. Both Liberians contributed to the club promotional playoff target but never got the required points after collecting 33 points from 22 matches, finishing 5th in the Norra Gotaland zone.

Lone Star Under23 forward Sam Johnson was the latest to join the Swedish second after Dalkurd FF cancelled his contract due to delay in sending his International Transfer Certificate from the Liberia Football Association.

Sam Johnson was later offered a contract by 2nd Division Outfit Assyriska F after the Liberian impressed the administration during his tryout.  Johnson played his part in the club’s playoff challenge, but they were unable to gain the promotional playoff slot.

Striker Anthony Allison started the season in the 3rd Division for Sundsvall IFK with the support of Arnold Kennedy that later went to Harnosand FF in the 2nd Division. Allison scored 24 goals for Sundsvall IFK in 22 league matches.

Reports gathered are that Allison has been offered a big deal from the top flight, but things are still in the planning stage.  Former Nimba FC striker Prince Somah, was also picked by Sundsvall IFK for the coming season after spending few times with them during the end of last season.

Monrovia FC former last season top scorer James Teaway, Jr. arrived in the middle of the second phase and gained a contract with VIK IK for the rest of the season. The Liberian netted seven goals for the club during the short term with the club.

Monrovia FC CEO Wilhelm Myrer and Swedish base Liberian manager Tore Eliasson, are pushing lots of Liberians to Sweden and Norway that could afford them the badly need exposure to be in the right footing to serve the national team the Lone Star in the near future.

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