By: Abdulquadir Adedapo
Nigeria’s rave of the moment in the Swedish Allsvenskan league Akinkunmi Amoo has again been praised for his fantastic performances for Hammarby IF after the player was named man of the match for the club in their 3-1 loss away at IFK Norrkoping.
Despite being one of the club’s most stand out players, the tricky midfielder was surprisingly named among the substitutes for the visit to the Platinum Cars Arena, with head coach Milos Milojevic paying heavily as his side went into the half time break two goals down.
Needing an outstanding performance and a bit of luck in the second period, the Serbian gaffer turned to the Nigerian to add more flair to the team’s attack as Amoo replaced captain Jeppe Anderson at half time.
The change brought plenty of life to the visitors’ attack and they soon found their way past the hosts’ goalkeeper when sustained pressure from the front line lead to Linus Wahlqvist diverting into his own net just after the hour mark.
Hammarby almost found the equaliser three minutes later but Amoo’s goal bound effort was block with the host going on to score a third via the boots of another Nigerian Samuel Adegbenro to seal all 3 points.
Despite being an half time substitute Amoo was still named Hammarby player of the match with the club prising the spirited effort of the midfielder.
“Tonight (Yesterday) away match sponsor Intersport, named Akinkunmi Amoo the best player in the #Bajen after the 3-1 loss away at Norrkoping.
Similarly the 19-year-old who has expressed delight
for been acknowledged on the pitch took to social media to assure fans of the club that Hammarby will return to winning ways after the international break.
“Unacceptable result yesterday (Sunday), we will bounce back after the International break. I appreciate the honour #Bajen,” Amoo posted.
The tricky midfielder had scored 6 goals with a further 3 assist in just 13 starts this season in the Swedish league.