Soccer News of Monday, 7 April 2014


Bonsu set for Swedish League debut

Young Ghanaian midfielder Kwame 'Conte' Bonsu is set for his debut with Mjallby in the Swedish top flight after fully recovering from a minor injury suffered in pre-season.

The 19-year-old joined the Allsvenskan side from lower division club FC Rosengård which nurtured Zlatan Ibrahimovic after winning 'Rookie of the Year' diadem last season. Bonsu had his pre-season stalled after he picked up an injury in Turkey which ruled him out of the opening day matches against Gefle.

The young Ghanaian returned to full scale training last week and has been included in the final 18-man squad for their away game against Orebro on Tuesday.

“I'm now in good shape and ready to play my part for my new club Mjallby,” Bonsu told Goal Ghana. “I'm really prepared for my first game for Mjällby. It's not easy here but am still training hard and always focused because you will not know when you are going to be given the chance to play for people you don't know to monitor you.”

He added: “I'm really waiting to be given the chance on Tuesday so that I can show what I am really made up of from Ghana. I hope all go perfectly well for me with my debut game because first impression counts a lot in every working place. I'm in a new place, new environment and with high hopes of breaking into the headlines.”

Conte, as he is preferably called by team-mates, played for half a year without pay when he landed in Sweden, but kept his focus to land a deal with the elite side.

“It wasn’t easy for me when I arrived in Sweden,” he recalled. “I played almost six months without salary but I was determined to break into the scene. It is not an easy work to come to Sweden and fight for your place. The competition is difficult and as an African player you must get used to new lifestyle and culture.

“I started in Division Two to improve my skills but in Division Two you must fight to survive,” Bonsu observed.

Bonsu formerly played for Hearts of Lions before leaving the shores of Ghana for greener pasture.