Super Eagles’ defender, Chima Akas continued his fine form in Sweden as he helped Kalmar FF return to winning ways when they neatly dispatched IFK Göteborg 3-1 away from home, with Akas putting in a decent shift at the back, AOIFootball.com reports.
Winless in their last three games prior to the World Cup break, it was the away side who drew the first blood after just ten minutes when Papa Diouf converted from a Maans Sodeqvist pass to put Kalmer one goal up, a lead which they held going into the break.
The second half started in almost similar fashion as the first, but just when Göteborg thought they could still get something from the match Tobians Eriksson doubled the away side’s lead just four minutes after the hour mark before Isak Magnusson put the tie to bed in the 70th minute to make it 3-0 to the visitors.
Down but not out, Amin Affine scored a late consolation with 17 minutes to go as Akas and Kalmer held on for their first win in four games, thus boosting their chances of clinching the title at the end of the season.
Akas was on for the entire match duration and had a game rating of 7.2, making 3 clearances, 2 interceptions and tackles, completing 81% of his passes, whilst also winning 8 of his duels contested.
The result leaves Kalmar FF in 5th position on 20 points after 12 games, seven points behind AIK who have played a game more.