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Two Eritrean teenagers making headlines in Sweden

UntitledThis past week, two Eritrean teenagers have become starting players in the Swedish Allsvenskan. They are both in the top ten list made by Swedish football journalists, for which players who will have their big breakthrough this year.

Alexander Isak became the youngest player for AIK, and the second youngest in Allsvenskan to score a goal. The youngster is only 16 years of age, and has been praised by his role model Henok Goitom. He scored his goal with number 36 on his shirt, Goitoms old number at AIK.

Tesfaldet Tekie is another player who has made headlines in Sweden, after being picked  as the player most likely to have his big breakthrough this year. He has already been praised by former Chelsea and Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas, when his team IFK Norrkoping played against André Villas-Boas FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. Tesfaldet Tekie came to Sweden from Eritrea when he was nine and is today 18 years old.

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This entry was posted on April 10, 2016 by in Football.
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