Mo Bangura expects Celtic to triumph against AIK

By Hamish Carton

August 21, 2019

Mega Celtic flop Mo Bangura says he expects the Hoops to see off another one of his former sides over the next two Thursday nights.

Neil Lennon’s men are back in the Europa League and ready to face Swedish champions AIK for a place in the group stage. The Hoops have home advantage first before travelling to the Friends Arena in Stockholm for the return clash.

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And Bangura, who swapped AIK for Celtic in 2011, expects a close run tie.

“It will be fun to see two of my old teams play each other, and it will be intense in both games,” he told the Scottish Sun.

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“Looking at the teams, I think Celtic have the best chance to qualify for the group stages.

“AIK are a good side. They are the Swedish champions and it won’t be an easy match for Celtic.


“I am not good with predictions, but I think Celtic will go through by maybe one goal over the two games.”

Where has Bangura gone since Celtic stint?

Bangura wasn’t much good at anything else during his time in Glasgow. He featured 16 times for the club in total, with just 3 of those coming from the start. The forward failed to bag single goal for the club and was soon loaned back to AIK and then Elfsborg.

He returned to Celtic Park for the latter and played in a Champions League tie against us despite still being registered for the club.

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He then moved to Turkey for a short spell before returning to AIK for a second permanent stint. China was then on the horizon for the forward before returning back to Sweden.

Now 30-years-old he find himself playing for Akropolis IF in the lower divisions of Swedish football.

Celtic were by far the biggest club he ever played, or will play, for. That says it all really. Hopefully his predictions are better than his footballing ability.