September, 24 2021.
By Abdulquadir Adedapo
Nigerian attacker Akinkumi Amoo continued his superb form from the midfield for Swedish side, Hammarby IF, as he scored and set up another, to lead them to a one-sided 3-0 win over IFK Goteborg.
Still raving from his match winning performance four days ago, the 19-year-old kept his place in the starting XI , as head coach, Milos Milojevic made a host of changes for the hosts as he pushed Amoo further up to support the attackers.
The former golden Eaglet star man, needed just six minutes to hit the ball running as he put the hosts ahead with a ferocious strike hitting the ball beyond the goalkeeper, from 30 yards out to make it 1-0; although, it was much to the Joy of the player and the home fans.
Amoo almost made it 2-0 ten minutes later, as the player exchanged passes with Aziz before he then set up Gustav Ludwigson- who failed to keep his cool while firing straight at the goalkeeper with the goal post at his mercy.
The visitors however, had chances of their own at the other end but the host goalkeeper stood his ground before the impressive Amoo had yet another effort saved by the visitor’s goalkeeper on 23 minutes.
With half time whistle just minutes away, the hosts doubled their lead with a goal made in Africa as the most efficient Amoo delivered a perfect cross into the part of Ivorian Aziz Mohammed, who redeemed himself in the second time of asking to make it 2-0.
Amoo was then involved again two minutes after the break as the fleet footed midfielder, danced his way past several Goteborg players before his fierce shot from the edge of the box rattled the woodwork.
The hosts also went on to claim their 3rd goal twenty minutes from time when a moment of magic from Vladimir Rodic, who tipped the ball over the goalkeeper to make it 3-0 which brought moments of exhilaration to Amoo and his teammates.
The Nigerian was substituted to a sounding ovation- twelve minutes before the end of 90 minutes; as Hammarby claimed their 9th win of the campaign, to move up 33 points, just 5 points behind 3rd place Malmo in the race for European places.
Amoo who was deservedly named the man of the match, and has now taken his goals involvement to 9 in the league (6 goals, 3 assists), having just started 13 of the 19 games he has featured in.