Ghanaian youngster Adukor upbeat of chances in Swedish league

Ghanaian youngster Adukor upbeat of chances in Swedish league

Joachim Adukor in Gefle training

By Ameenu Shardow

Midfielder Joachim Adukor aims to win a regular starting spot in the Gefle IF side with the start of the Swedish league this weekend.

The 19-year-old joined Gavle-based side at the middle of last campaign where he struggled to get games under his belt.

He his however confident of his first team prospects this season haven undertaken a full pre-season training with his team in Cyprus.

“It was a fantastic pre-season,” Adukor said. “It was my first pre-season abroad and I had the chance to experience new things, new atmosphere and places.

“We were on a training-camp in Cyprus; I really worked hard and learned many things.

“My first objective is to establish myself in the first-team. I am very young and I have been working hard to achieve that.

“The squad is very settled, the coach knows his players very well. It isn’t easy and I must keep working hard. I believe I can take my chances.”

Gefle IF start the campaign away at Swedish giants Malmo, who finished in fourth-place last campaign and Adukor is staying positive about his team’s chances of a victory.

“It is a very tough start,” the young central-midfielder continued.

“Going away from home will really be difficult and a club like Malmo are very strong.

“But, we are well prepared and are looking forward to tomorrow. We are aiming for a top-eight finish this year.”

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