Sekou Oliseh is on a high. Pic: www.liberiansoccer.com
By Wleh Bedell
Verdict of the week: Scampering winger Sekou Jabateh Oliseh and daring wideman Amadaiya Rennie are joint Liberian players of the week playing abroad due to their virtuoso outings with their respective clubs.
On Sunday, November 2, on fire, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh was among goal scorers as he netted a brace in his side thrilling 3-3 draw with Spartak Moscow on Game Week 12 of the Russian Premier League. Jabateh found his side leveler in the 48th minute after his side went behind in the 11th minute.
After netting the equalizer, the nimble footed Liberian International scored his second making it 2-2. The former Arsenal midfielder Kim Kallstrom made it 3-2 in the 65th minute and Jabateh could have gotten a hattrick was he given the chance to take his side’s penalty. But lethal finisher Popov instead took the spot kick to restore parity for the club in the 68th minute to end the match in a lively 3-3 draw.
Sekou Oliseh was withdrawn 15 minutes to the final whistle.
The draw has taken Jabateh and his club to fourth spot on the log, with 21 points from 12 games; 11 points behind league leaders Zenith St. Petersburg.
Kuban Krasnodar’s next match is expected on this Friday, November 7, away to Ural.
Jabateh who porovided two assists in midweek for his side in their 3-0 trashing of Tosno in the Russian Cup, has now played nine matches, scoring four goals.
The Liberian international has won the confidence of his club 37 year old Belorussian Coach Viktor Goncharenko as he enjoy a starting position.
Sekou has made seven starts so far this season and with his current form, it seems there is no turning back.
Joint winner Former LISCR, LPRC Oilers and Mighty Barrolle forward Amadaiya Rennie also had a bright European performance. His club Hammarby qualified to the top flight of Swedish football, the Allsvenskan.
The towering Liberian youngster, was part of a rampaging Hammarby outfit that steam rolled fourth placed Jonkopings to a 5-0 placed defeat on Sunday, November 2, to end as champions of the Superretan, the second tier of Swedish football.
Rennie was part of Sunday’s party, as he was introduced in the 74th minute as a replacement for the Norwegian Lars Mendonca Fuhre as Hammarby ran riot on match week 30.
Hammarby have won the league with 61 points from 30 games and have taken first spot as a result of superior goal difference ahead of GIF Sundsvall, 68-51 as far as the goals ratios are concerned.
Hammarby, coached by the 58 year old Swede Nanne Bergstrand produced the league’s top scorer in the 34 year old midfielder Kennedy Bakircioglu, followed by the 33 year old attacker Pablo Pinones-Arce with 17 assists and ten goals respectively.
The former Liberian U-20 Captain Rennie played 1,163 minutes this season in 28 matches, making 11 starts and netting six goals.
Wleh Bedell: email@example.com [+2316106293]