Beyond Limits FA crashed out of the 2023 Gothia Cup after a humbling 4-1 defeat at the hands of Swedish side AIK FF in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Having overcome GIF Sundsvall in their last 16 match earlier today, the Nigerian team were up against their fifth Swedish opponents.
It took only eight minutes for AIK to take the lead through Jonah Kusi-Asare, with the Nigerian team conceding first for a second successive game. They managed to find an equaliser three minutes into the second half through impressive striker Kparobo Arierhi, who scored his fourth goal of the competition.
Things went downhill for the boys from Ikenne from this point onwards, as their opponents made sure to punish their fatigue, scoring thrice before the end of the game.
First, Andreas Redkin put his side back in front before Isac Sandeberg scored in the closing stages. Sixten Gustafsson scored with virtually the last kick of the game to hand AIK a big win and a place in the semifinals, and signal the end of the journey for Beyond Limits.
Beyond Limits will take solace from the fact that they reached the quarterfinals in their first-ever time in the competition, and will be able to use these lessons next year. They have been awarded a place in the competition next year plus full accommodation coverage for being the side with the best costume at the opening ceremony.