The Swedish club will host their Greek counterpart on Thursday at the Friends Arena, Solna and with both Enoch Goitom and Ebenezer Ofori likely to miss out due to a cold, the Sierra Leonean forward is in line to take the lead role.
Bangura who scored his fifth goal and his seventh in all competition this season against IF Elfsborg, in their 4-2 victory in the Swedish league on Sunday is unconcerned with the manager Andreas Alm rotational policy.
“I’m now looking forward to Thursdays big match in the Europa league qualifier against the Greek side Atromitos, is going to be difficult, but we’re a black army we fight together.”
AIK had easy games in the previous Europa League qualifying rounds. They passed from the first round against VPS Vaasa with a 6-2 total score and they also had no problems at the next qualifying round where they met Shirak from Armenia with a total score of 4-0.
To the domestic league AIK stands in 6th place with 17 games already played, but only 5 points behind the top. Generally they have the best home record in Allsvenskan (8-1-0) and by far the best attack of the league with 27 goals.
Atromitos finished 3rd in the Greek playoff round so they will start in the 3rd qualifying round of Europa League. Now that they have a new coach, Mixalis Grigoriou (ex. Kerkyra), their roster is stronger now as they moved considerably in the transfer market. Most of the new players are footballers that know well, but two surprises were defender Bitola from Colon and striker Le Tallec.