Swedish born Cameroonian Winger Anthony Elanga Waxes Spiritual After Scoring Debut Goal for European Nation

Swedish born Cameroonian Winger Anthony Elanga Waxes Spiritual After Scoring Debut Goal for European Nation

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM
  • Anthony Elanga was in a blissful mood after he notched his inaugural goal for Sweden in a UEFA Nations League fixture against Erling Haaland's Norway
  • The Manchester United forward climbed off the bench to net the consolation goal as Sweden stumbled to a 2-1 loss to Norway on Sunday, June 5
  • He was eligible to play for Cameroon but chose to play for Sweden and has since chalked three caps, scoring once

Sweden attacker of Cameroonian descent, Anthony Elanga could not hide his joy after notching his maiden goal for the European country during the UEFA Nations League tie against Norway.

The 20-year-old attacker established himself as a first-team star with Manchester United last season, mustering 27 appearances across all competitions and recording three goals.

Despite being eligible to play for five-time African champions, Cameroon, Elanga opted to represent Sweden at the international level, where he has been able to garner three caps under his belt since earning his debut call-up in March.

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Anthony Elanga waxed spiritual after breaking his goalscoring duck for Sweden last Thursday, June 5 2022. Photo credit: @AnthonyElanga
Source: Twitter

In a post on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Elanga expressed his elation while praising God after he opened his goalscoring account for Sweden.

Elanga, who was a second-half substitute for the 1958 FIFA World Cup finalists, grabbed a consolation goal for Sweden in their 2-1 loss to Norway at the Friends Arena in Solna.

He would hope to get more playing time under coach Janne Andersson ahead of their subsequent games in the Nations League.

How did Elanga break his goalscoring duck for Sweden?

The 20-year-old forward exchanged a quick give-and-go with Spurs winger Dejan Kulusevski before curling a beautiful effort which nestled in the bottom right corner of the pole.

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga handed first Sweden call-up

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Swedish-born Cameroon winger, Anthony Elanga, has earned his debut call-up to the senior Sweden national team, according to Manchester United's official website.

The Manchester United youngster has thrived under Ralf Rangnick in the 2021/22 campaign and has been rewarded by a call-up to Janne Andersson's side.

This will come as a big blow to Cameroon, as the 19-year-old also had the option of representing the Indomitable Lions or England but has chosen the country of his birth.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.