Red-hot Leke James nets brace, wins Norwegian league title with Molde

Leke James hugs teammate in glamourous celebration

Nigerian striker Leke James currently in blistering form netted brace that led his club Molde Fk to win Norwegian league title with two games to spare.

With the latest development, Leke grabbed his first-ever league title in Europe after his club trounced Stromsgodset 4-0 in a Norwegian league game.

Molde are now champions with 62 points in 28 games, an unassailable 11 points more than closest rival Bodoe/Glimt.

It was Molde’s fourth league crown.

The 27-year-old forward scored his first goal of the game in the 74th minute to give Molde FK 3-0 lead.

He sealed the victory with his second of the game in the 81st minute as Molde won the league with two games to spare.

James has now scored a total of 19 goals with 15 in the league and four in UEFA Europa League.

He said, “It’s a great feeling, Victory is always sweet. I’m always looking forward to scoring more goals and doing better than my previous seasons, and hopefully win more trophies.”

Asked how he was able to rediscover his form and started firing always, the Nigerian-born star said, “It’s simply God’s grace, hard work and self-belief. It was a great experience for me to play in another continent with different culture. It was a nice experience.

“With the help of my lovely family that supported me mentally and of course my fans, who sent me messages of encouragement and talked to me whenever they have the privilege of seeing me, I was able to carry after injury laid me back. I’m now targeting to play in the best of the leagues globally, and of course my country’s senior national team .”

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