In a dazzling debut performance for IK Start, former home-based Super Eagles and Akwa United midfielder, Afeez Aremu, showcased his prowess by netting the decisive fourth goal in a resounding 4-1 victory over Tromsoe. The Norwegian top-flight season opener on Sunday witnessed a masterclass from Aremu, who recently transitioned from Aiteo Cup champions Akwa United.
The match kicked off with an early lead secured by Kristjan Floki Finnbongason, who found the back of the net in the sixth minute. The momentum continued as Kevin Kabran swiftly doubled the advantage a minute later. Elliot Kaeck further bolstered IK Start’s dominance with a third goal in the 61st minute. However, former Blackburn star Morten Gamst Pedersen managed to salvage a goal for Tromsoe, narrowing the scoreline to 3-1.
The highlight of the game unfolded in the 91st minute when Afeez Aremu, with impeccable timing and skill, sealed the victory with the fourth goal for IK Start.This triumph propels IK Start to the second position in the 16-team league table with three points, trailing behind leaders Molde. The stellar performance of Afeez Aremu underscores his seamless integration into the squad and hints at a promising season ahead for IK Start.
It is noteworthy that Aremu previously contributed to the success of the home-based Eagles, finishing as runners-up in the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations held in Ghana. As the Norwegian season unfolds, Aremu’s impact is poised to captivate football enthusiasts worldwide.