Ghanaian defender Samuel Mensah has joined Swedish top-flight Orebro SK just after winning the best player award at Ostersund FK.
The versatile right-back will now be playing in Allsvenskan having spent most of his professional career in the lower leagues.
The delighted 24-year-old is thankful to his former club for the wonderful two-and-a-half-years stay and now looking forward to his new challenge in the more competitive league with Orebro.
"I just want to take this opportunity to thank Ostersund, my teammates, the fans and the staff for developing me for the past 2 and half years in the city, I'm so grateful and appreciate everything," Mensah said.
Ryad Boudebouz and Wahbi Khazri
Ryad Boudebouz, Wahbi Khazri and Romaric all scored for Bastia to secure a comfortable 4-1 win over Lorient in Ligue 1 on Friday evening.
The home side took the lead just six minutes into the match, as Algeria playmaker Ryad Boudebouz sent in a low shot from the edge of the box.
Bastia were able to double their lead when Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri was fouled while trying to put in a rebound from another Boudebouz strike, giving the hosts a penlaty, which Khazri was able to convert.
Lorient managed to get themselves back into the game before the break, while Milos Krasic slotted in the third for Bastia early in the second half.
Youssef El Arbi
Nigeria U20 striker Alhaji Gero scored his first goal for Osters in the Swedish league on Monday.
Ex-Enugu Rangers star Gero scored in the 44th minute to draw his club level after fellow Nigeria striker Kennedy Igbonananike opened scoring for the home team, but hosts AIK Solna will go to win the game 2-1.
Gero, who has also been capped at ‘B’ level by Nigeria, will also be booked in the 71st minute.
Osters need to get back to winning ways after going on a four-game losing streak recently.
They are 14th on the 16-team championship with 25 points from 26 matches.
Middlesbrough and Bournemouth have been told to up their bids to land South African striker Tokelo Rantie.
Both Championship clubs have tabled bids just under £1-million (R15-million), but that was rejected by Swedish club Malmo. And agent Nadime Mahmoud has warned it will take a big offer to lure Rantie to England, with French club St Etienne also interested.
“Malmo don’t want to sell so we have to respect that,” he says. “They do not have a chance to find a replacement because the transfer window closed on Sunday.
“But it would be a good opportunity for Tokelo to go to England one day. We will have to see whether they will match the club's valuation or he will stay.”
Brian Abbas Amidu
Black Leopards striker Brian Abbas Amidu is hoping to win a move to Sweden after confirming he will leave the club next month.
The Zimbabwean signed a three-year contract when he joined from Kaizer Chiefs at the start of the campaign, but Lidoda Duvha’s relegation from the Absa Premiership means he will not stay with the team.
Amidu has been linked with KwaZulu-Natal sides Lamontville Golden Arrows and AmaZulu, but will first try his luck on trial with Swedish top-flight side Syrianska.
Another Leopards player, Victor Kamhuka, will have a trial with the same team.