Ghana striker Kwame Amponsah Karikari scored in one of the biggest derbies in Scandinavian football - the Tvillingderbyt (Twin Derby) over the weekend.
Karikari’s AIK side defeated rivals Djurgarden IF 3-0 at the Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm. He scored the first goal in the 49th minute, after latching onto a wonderful through pass from Martin Lorentzson into the 18-yard box and slotting the ball in the far bottom corner.
Fellow West African Mohamed Bangoura from Sierra Leone scored the second on the 71st minute with Costa Rican Celso Borges completing the rout in the 86th minute.
The former Inter Allies star gleefully danced the popular Ghanaian dance “azonto” with his team-mate Bangoura in celebrating what became his fourth league goal in five domestic top flight games. He was a constant menace throughout the game, outwitting defenders and firing shots from all angles.
Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Yusiff Chibsah as well as former New Edubiase captain Ibrahim Moro were unused substitutes for Djurgarden and AIK respectively.
The Solna-based club lies second on the Allsvenskan League table with 42 points, whilst Djurgarden are seventh with 32 points. Ghana international and top scorer of the league Abdul Majeed Warris's Hacken are third with 39 points.
Chibsah's Djurgarden face Warirs's Hacken on Friday whilst AIK travel to face Napoli in the first game of their Europa League group games on Thursday. The group also features PSV Eindhoven and Derek Boateng's Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Karikari also scored in AIK's last Europa League game, and will be hoping to do so again at the Stadio San Paolo.