Singh on target again in Sweden


The 18-year-old Stars of Africa Academy graduate, who was recently described as “far too good” for the Swedish second-tier by local press, scored his sixth goal in 11 starts so far this season.

It comes after he was converted from a winger to a central striker in this campaign, using his pace and dribbling skills to run at defenders.

Singh, who played despite a cold, was disappointed with the result, even if his own form is red-hot.

“I'm disappointed. We need to get better results to go up in the standings,” he told reporters, adding he had set himself a goals target for this campaign.

“Last year I played eight games and scored two goals. I am very pleased to have made six goals [this season]. My goal is to make 15 goals this year. I think I can do it. It's a long time until November and I'm in good shape.”

He says he has adapted well to the striker role.

“I thrive in the number nine role up front. To score goals as a winger you need to get past many players. It's easier for me to get to the goal now.”

It is inevitable that Singh will be picked up by a top-flight club if his form continues, but he says for now he is happy.

“I enjoy playing here. GAIS is a great team and Gothenburg is a nice town with good people.”

Compatriot Pule Maraisane did not make it off the bench in the game.