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Tanzania’s Kelvin John joins Denmark’s Aalborg BK

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Tanzanian striker Kelvin Pius John has joined Denmark’s Aalborg BK, also referred to as AaB.

The 20-year old striker on Friday moved from Belgium’s KRC Genk to Aalborg BK who recently secured promotion back to the 2024/2025 Danish SuperLiga

Kelvin Pius John who joined the Belgian side in 2021 moved to Aaalborg Bk on a free transfer.

He has mainly appeared for Jong Genk in the second-best Belgian series with 41 official matches, four goals and eight assists as a result. He also appeared for one official match for KRC Genk and has for the last one year been called to the national senior team of Tanzania.

The striker who signed a contract till June 2028 joins another player from East Africa, Richard Odada, a Kenyan International.

” The very first time AaB showed interest, I was determined to come here, and through my conversations with the club I have gotten a good impression of the setup and not least the style of play that the club wants to practice, and it suits me perfectly, ” said the striker.

Ole Jan Kappmeier, the Aalborg BK Sporting Director said Kelvin Pius John is a breakthrough player who they believe can develop further in AaB.

” He has speed, is a good dribbler and is thus strong one on one, and we see him as an exciting addition to our squad, ” added Kappmeier.

Meanwhile, the Tanzanian national team, Taifa Stars will face hosts Indonesia in an international friendly match on Sunday at the Bung Karno Madya Stadium in Jakarta. Tanzania are using the match to prepare ahead of their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia on June 11th.

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