January 31, 2015
The start of the season is only about a month away now, with the league starting on 1 March and the super cup being played a week earlier.
Weather has not been on the side of football in the new year with quite a lot of snow which has seen the cancellation of several training matches and has also hampered training at the clubs.
But clubs are close to have completed their squads by now, but there is still time for acquiring the right player as the transfer window doesn’t close before 16 March.
Transfer news etc.:
The younger of the Mouritsen brothers, 23-year old Kristin, has signed for AB Argir. The winger – who also can play in the centre – had announced that he would not continue for HB Tórshavn as he would be moving to Denmark.
However, it turns out that he will spend most of the season in the the Faroe Islands after all. Time on the bench as the season progressed last year was also part of the decision for the change.
EB/Streymur, who have been in search for a replacement for goalkeeper René Tórgarð who has retired after 10 years at the club, have opted to sign B36 Tórshavn deputy Jákup Højgaard who has made a couple of appearances in the top flight.
Højgaard, who becomes 21 next month, has earlier been selected for the U17, U19 and U21 national teams.
Højgaard, if he beats 22-year old Jákup Andrias Hansen for the no. 1 shirt, can expect a busy time between the sticks as EB/Streymur might find themselves in the lower end of the table this year after an exodus of their most established players.
KÍ Klaksvík who have had a Nigerian attacking midfielder Justice John Erhenede on trial have decided not to offer him a contract as he turned out not to be what the club had hoped for.
18-year-old B68 Toftir midfielder Hákun Edmindsson, younger brother of Jóan Símun Edmundsson who scored the goal in the shock victory over Greece, has signed for neighbours NSÍ Runavík where he'll link up with Jónleif Højgaard and Harald R. Højgaard, who have also come from B68.
FC Suðuroy have told that they are working on strengthening their teams with four foreigners, but so far no names nor nationalities have been mentioned.
Until now, that is, as the news is that they currently have Nigerian defender Noah Olawale Ojuola on trial. Ojuola, whose last club was Maltese St. Georges FC, has previously made a handful of appearances for Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland.
Newcomers to the top flight this term – although the oldest club in the country, from 1892 – have acquired two players from Iceland in their quest for avoiding relegation.
Andri Freyr Björnsson is a 28-year-old left back and has experience from the Icelandic top division in 2012, playing for UMF Selfoss.
The other one is 22-year-old forward Reynir Magnusson who also has experience from the Icelandic top division where his last appearance was for Breiðablik in 2011. Magnusson has also played for the Icelandic U19 team in 2009.
Previously TB have already signed Ghanaian – now with Dutch citizenship – Albert Adu. The 25-year-old flexible forward was selected for the Ghanaian Olympic team in 2010 but had to withdraw because of injury.
According to TB’s coach Páll Guðlaugsson, Adu has both pace and technique as well as he’s creative and is a very good player overall.
Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu continues in Norway
Winger Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu, who last year played for Norwegian 3rd tier club Levanger who won promotion for the 2nd tier the coming season, has penned a contract that keeps him at the club for another year.
Sonni Ragnar Nattestad looking for new loan-deal
Central defender Sonni Ragnar Nattestad, on contract with Superliga club FC Midtjylland, but on loan to 2nd tier club AC Horsens where he has been in the starting line up, decided to part with Horsens although the loan deal was supposed to run to the summer. Reportedly, Horsens had some financial problems.
Nattestad is likely to go to another club again on loan.
U21 National Team
Heðin Askham, who in tandem with Bill McLeod Jacobsen has been in charge of the Faroese U21 team since its birth in 2007 has decided to step down as U21 coach.
Jacobsen stays on, however, now as sole head coach, but with a new assistant coach in Eli Hentze.