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Kayode Battles For Full Fitness After Injury At Shakhtar Donetsk

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigerian forward, Kayode Olanrewaju, is still battling to be fit to feature for his Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in the new season, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.

Kayode, 25, missed Shakhtar Donetsk’s Ukrainian Super Cup 1-0 defeat to Dynamo Kiev and the club’s opening two games of the new season due to injury.

He also missed all Shakhtar Donetsk’s pre-season friendlies as a result of the injury.

“Yaroslav Rakits’kyy is back to training with the team.
Meanwhile, Sergii Kryvtsov, Ivan Ordets and Olarenwaju Kayode still train individually,” reads a tweet on Shakhtar Donetsk’s official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Kayode penned a five-year contract with Shakhtar Donetsk in May following a successful loan spell with the club.

The former Austria Wien striker scored two goals in six league appearances for the Miners last season.

He won the Ukrainian league and Cup titles with the club .

Paulo Fonseca’s men who sit at the top of the table will face title rivals Dynamo Kiev in their next league game on Friday.

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  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Won the Ukrainian league and cup respectively with just six matches played.Hahaha.
    Meanwhile,wishing you a quick recovery bruh.
    I want to see you integrate into that team as a regular. We Nigeria fans have not lost confidence in you.All we are expecting is for you to up your game make a success at Shaktar and hopefully move to a better league and Club.
    We are counting on you.Your speed and that of Musa will be handy as we head into the future.
    The days of where you play your football doesn’t matter has far gone.What matters now is where you play your football and your performances.
    However,the world cup taught us a bitter lesson.The likes of Croatia and Belgium got that far because they have quality players who plays in the best leagues European football can offer and I want us to borrow a leaf as we look into the future with a huge optimism.
    God bless Nigeria.

    • Aphyllydegreat, where art thou? These kind of entries are music to your ears.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Green turf all this praises for kayode. Lol this our country sha wonder what we will do if we had Neywmar and Zlatan. With speed Kayode end product is still zero that is why he can’t fight for his place at mancity. Kayode can be a big game misser like Ighalo so to me let him just play for the money and come back home to retire.

    • Jones 3 years ago

      You spoke my mind 

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      @ Chima E Samuels,you could read from my third paragraph where I stated categorically that it’s important he up his game.I also mentioned he should integrate into the first team.At least you should deduce what i mean.
      He is not the finished product yet but with hardwork he can get there why not?you have to encourage this lads after all he is not a bad player.With hardwork and focus he has the potentials to get to the summit of his career.

  • Birikiti 3 years ago

    kayode is actually a great player if you know how to use him. He reminds me of Amokachi in his hey days. His speed and all action play are an asset to any team. Imagine if Kayode was there at the World Cup to harass the Argentine defenders, they would have been forced to make more mistakes and the Eagles would have capitalized one way or the other.

    Many times, we judge African players by the club/country where they play their professional game. You have to understand that African players do not the big have it easy breaking into the big leagues even if they are good enough. Players like Siasia, El Hadji Diouf, Asamoah Gyan, Mohammed Zidan etc never really enjoyed top club football but they are top notch footballers. Even someone like Jay Jay Okocha, do you think if he was a French or English national, he would have stopped at playing just for Bolton? There is more to club signings than the ordinary fan can see, so let’s stop judging our players by the clubs or leagues in which the ply their trade!

    Before the world cup, I had suggested that what Nigeria needs are strikers who are hustlers. Players that can close down spaces fast and harass opposing defenders into mistakes constantly. Players who won’t be fazed by big names and can beat their markers in one-on-one situation at top speed. Kayode, Junior Ajayi, Isaac Success, Awoniyi, etc are in this mould of strikers.
    Well, we took too many “gentleman” strikers to the mundial and see where it got us! I hope Rohr has learnt his lessons!