Amoo scores as Hammarby returns to winning ways

Amoo scores as Hammarby returns to winning ways

Nigerian midfield sensation, Akinkunmi Amoo scored Hammarby's winning goal on his return to the team's starting eleven, leading then to an important 1-0 win over AIK on Sunday.

Coach Milos Milojevic, whose side are without a win prior to today's match, returned the quick footed midfielder to the starting eleven, pushing him further upfront to join the attack.

The 19-year-old Amoo however hit the ground running from the get go, with the game’s first real opportunity falling to the Nigerian after the half hour mark, as Amoo brilliantly dribbled past three markers before seeing his goal bound effort deflected wide for a corner kick.

The visitors also came very close to scoring when they had their own chance at the other end but thanks to goalkeeper David Ousted who was alert to deny Nabil Bahoui from opening the scoring.

After several attacks from both sides, the game went into the break level at 0-0, with Amoo's effort the closest the host came to finding a goal.

Amoo's Hammarby came refreshed in the second half and broke from a swift counter attack when fellow strike partner Gustav Ludwigson dribbled past his marker before squaring up for the Nigerian who made no mistake to stab home the opener just before the hour mark.

The goal scored by the former Nigerian U-17 star unearthed many more attacking threats from the hosts and they soon found the net again but this time the visitors were spared with the referee whistle coming to their rescue for an offside call.

Amoo almost added to the tally in the kast fifteen minutes but his well taken shot was well saved by Kristoffer Nordfeldt who was in goal for AIK.

The solitary goal took the 19-year-old's tally to 7 league goals for this campaign with the midfielder also chipping in 3 assists to his name.

Hammarby have also moved up to sixth on the log after gannering 37 points in 23 league matches. They will next be taking on Ostersunds in the Matchday 24 encounter.

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