July 2011 Round-Up:
26 July, 2011
Transfer news etc.
KÍ Klaksvík’s match against B71 Sandoy has been postponed from 27 July to 6 August because the work of shifting the old surface at KÍ’s football ground with a new one has taken more time than originally expected.
Apparently 07 Vestur are working on getting the services of current B71 midfielder Joseph Basene from Senegal.
Midfielder Jann Ingi Petersen who joined B68 just after the start of the season after a short spell in Denmark will finally be eligible to play for the first team, having been barred from playing because of the closed transfer window.
A new player has joined the team; central defender Christian Stockholm who has been playing for Brøndby’s U19 team who just recently won the Danish championship for U19 teams. There he was team-mate with Mahmud Suleiman, who joined B36 Tórshavn in the summer-break, as mentioned earlier.
Senegalese forward Ahmed Keita who has been battling injuries for much of the season has returned to full fitness.
Experienced defender Jóhan Dávur Højgaard and 20-year old midfielder Eli Simonsen will not be available for the rest of the season as they will move to Denmark to study.
Lowly B71 will have the services of talented former players, Rasmus and Gudmund Nielsen, available, at least for parts of the remaining season. They have both been abroad.
New at B71 is the 25-year old Gambian born Danish forward Bakary Bojang. He spent several years in OB Odense’s reserves but never made it to the first team and therefore left the club in 2009 to try his fortune in England where he has been around several of the lesser clubs, but without the biggest of luck.
It’s unclear if Senegalese midfielder Joesph Bassene continues at B71.
HB Tórshavn have acquired 18-year old midfielder Bogi R. Petersen (a Faroese) on loan from Danish club Vejle.
Right back for several years now, 23-year old Pætur Jørgensen will only be available for a couple o matches before the moves to Denmark to study.
The situation with winger Rógvi Polsen is not quite clear yet, whether he continues for HB for the rest of the season or if he rejoins Crewe Alexandra.
There is still no news about the outcome of the trials of two Portuguese players who have been at HB in the summer.
A couple of former ÍF players are available for a few matches before they return back to Denmark to study before the end of the season. Those are defender Kaj Ennigarð and forward Hanus Eliasen. Also Páll Mohr Joensen, likewise studying in Denmark, will be available for a few weeks before he returns overseas again. Joensen has otherwise played for HB Tórshavn for many years.
Forward Øssur Dalbúð, who returned to ÍF during the summer break, got injured in his first training session and will likely be out for a few weeks.
Other forward, Nigerian Chris Muomaife, is approaching full fitness again after an injury plagued first half to the season.
Two of NSÍ foreign players have left during the summer break: Ghanaian midfielder Abdul Razak Ismail and Cameroonian defender Hughues Naponick Namni. Ismail was a regular starter while Hughues never appeared for the first team.
21-year old forward Páll Klettskarð has returned to full fitness, having been sidelined through injury since pre-season. Klettskarð got his first action this season just before the summer-break for Víkingur’s second team playing in the 1st division. He looked real sharp though; scoring 4 goals in their 5-2 win over NSÍ Runavík.
Some low-profile names have been left out of this roundup.
15 July, 2011
Transfer news etc.
Jóhan Petur av Stongum has re-joined 07 Vestur for the rest of the season. Av Stongum is a versatile player and can play in almost every position – even as goalkeeper. He is however more famous as a volleyball player and has played at the highest level in Denmark during the last year.
07 Vestur have also signed 30-year old Nigerian defender Kingsley Amunike. It’s a while since he came to the club, but has been ineligible to play until the transfer window opened in late June. He was however eligible to play for 07 Vestur’s 2nd team who play in the first division where he has played two games and received one red card…
Tamba Yarah from Sierra Leone has decided to return to his family Sweden. The midfielder has been battling injuries for large part of the season and only appeared in half of 07 Vestur’s matches. Yarah came to the club in the second half of the season in 2009 in an attempt to save the club from relegation, but despite his 5 goals in 12 matches, it wasn’t enough. He left at the end of the season but returned ahead of the current season.
Also midfielder/forward Tór-Ingar Akselsen, has left. – He did that already before the last game before the summer break as he has moved to USA to study at a Bible School. Akselsen has also played several seasons at HB and has picked up 3 league titles in the process.
Table toppers B36 have strengthened their squad with two new players.
One of them is Faroese midfield international Atli Danielsen who has played in the Danish 1st division for 5 years, for BK Frem and F.C. Roskilde (he also had a brief loan spell at Norwegian club Sogndal who played in the second tier then).
The other new player is forward/winger Mahmud Suleyman, a promising youngster who has made his impact at Brøndby’s youth division. Brøndy recently won the Danish U-19 championship with the 19 year old Danish/Czech Suleyman as Brøndby’s top scorer with 10 goals.
There have been many stories about strength coming to B71, but not much has been made official yet.
On the other hand it’s been announced that attacking midfielder 23-year old Ebbe Kristin Thomsen has switched to AB Argir in the first division. That might secure him top flight football next season as AB are currently in a promotion spot while B71 are almost certain of relegation. However, one of the main reasons for his transfer is that he lives in Tórshavn, and traveling to Sandoy to train takes too much time.
Thomsen is one of the best technicians in the league and AB’s website told that he had recently broken an old (unofficial) juggling record at B71 where a former player had made 7,000 juggles in succession. Thomsen raided the bar to 10,036 juggles which took 2 hours and 25 minutes.
EB/Streymur have signed goalkeeper Jóan Pauli Dahl Jakobsen, who has been studying in Denmark the last year. Jakobsen is originally from B36 and was first choice keeper in 2009 and 2010. Jakobsen, who turns 22 in August, was goalkeeper for the Faroese Under 21 team, when he had the age for that. At EB/Streymur he is mostly meant to be cover for René Tórgarð.
Midfielder Bárður Olsen had decided to move to AB Argir in the 1st division. When in top shape, Olsen is one of the very best midfielders in the country. Maybe he hasn’t been quite ”up there” for a couple of seasons…
With the strength of Olsen and Ebbe Kristin Thomsen from B71, AB Argir will be very well equipped for the promotion battle, where they are in a close race with FC Suðuroy and TB Tvøroyri.
1st Division table for the top 3:
FC Suðuroy 34 points
AB Argir 32 points
TB Tvøroyri 32 points
The top two are promoted to the Vodafone Division
HB and Polish goalkeeper Marcin Dawid have parted company. It was done in “all friendliness”, and Dawid will return to Poland on Saturday after 9 years in the Faroe Islands, 5 of them at HB.
Also a couple of other players will leave during the summer break as the will move to Denmark to study. The word was that two Portuguese players were on trial at HB, a midfielder and a defender, but so far there has been no news about the outcome.
ÍF have announced that midfielder Fritleif í Lambanum, who has appeared in all of ÍF’s matches this season, has joined NSÍ Runavík on loan.
On a positive note, ÍF have forward Øssur Dalbúð back to help out when the league resumes, having studied in Denmark. ÍF’s main problem this season has been scoring goals.
KÍ 23-year old Steffan Kalsø, elder brother of Sørmund Kalsø, has returned from his studies in Denmark until September, when he returns to Denmark. Steffan was KÍ’ stop scorer last season, when KÍ won promotion from the second tier.
As mentioned above, midfielder Fritleif í Lambanum has come on loan from ÍF Fuglafjørður.
But two of NSÍ’s youngster will go on loan in the other direction: 19-year old midfielder Viggo Hansen for B68 Toftir and 20-year old defender Monrad Hold Jacobsen for KÍ Klaksvík. The latter has made a couple of appearances in the top flight while the other still hasn’t made his debut there.
Víkingur will have forward Andreas Lava Olsen available for at least part of the remaining season.Lava Olsen has been playing for with BK Frem in Denmark for a couple of years while he has been studying. But for long periods of time he has been injured, but when fit, he is an obvious choice for the national team.
Jóan Símun Edmundsson, who will turn 20 later in the month, had had his contract with Newcastle extended for a year. Most likely Edmundsson will go on loan to another club to get some first team football.
Something has probably been forgotten, but we’ll have to live with it :-)
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