Faith Ikidi made history with Pitea IF as they defeated Osinachi Ohale’s Vaxjo 6-1 at home to win the Swedish Women’s Damallsvenskan title for the first time in their history.
Having lost 1-0 at Rosengård on Monday, Stellan Carlsson’s ladies were dethroned from the top spot by the hosts but tied on 45 points, with the leaders sitting atop with a wide goal advantage.
Going into the final day, Pitea needed a win, while hoping Rosengard slipped at third-placed Kopparberg/Göteborg, who were a point adrift of the top two places, to win the league diadem.
A brace from Madelen Janogy and Jocelyn Blankenship plus Julia Karlenasm and Cecilia Edlunda strikes helped them pip Vaxjo before news of Rosengard’s 3-2 loss guaranteed the title.
After her Saturday's outstanding role, the 31-year-old, who was making her 20th appearance for the new Swedish champions was named the Player of the Match against Pierre Fondlin’s side.