Akinkunmi Amoo Not Surprised By Headed Goal; Hails Coaches And Set Sights On Today’s Game


Adedapo Abdulquadir

Former Golden Eaglet winger Akinkunmi Amoo has revealed that he is not a player shy of scoring with his head after his lone strike earned his Hammarby IF side, secured a hard fought 1-0 victory over Varbergs, on Monday night.

The 19-year-old headed home from a Astri Slimani cross, despite not been the tallest in the field with the attacker showing great skills and composure to score what proved to be his 5th league goal, of the campaign.

Speaking to the club media after the match, heroic Akinkunmi Amoo, expressed confidence in his ability to score more goals with his head; But laughed off suggestions that, his hight could limit him to score more goals with his feat, than his head.

“If you watch the game from the beginning, I headed a lot of balls, so it doesn’t mean when you are short you can’t head ball accurately. I timed balls well against Varbergs and went for it,” Amoo added.

The tricky winger went on, to also praise his side spirited efforts in the game whilst also hailing his coaches for their doggedness.

“Physical game, pretty tough for us. Team spirit was excellent and we kept the lead Confidently. I appreciate my teammates and the technical staff for this crucial goal; even though, it was built from our work in the training,” Amoo concluded.

As the Eagle is expected to file out later this evening when his side take to the field against IFK Goteborg on match day 20 of the Allsvenskan, Akinkunmi Amoo remains upbeat in grinding out victory as well.


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