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Kayode Scores As Shakhtar Donetsk Reach Ukraine Cup Final

Kayode Scores As Shakhtar Donetsk Reach Ukraine Cup Final

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria forward Olanrewaju Kayode scored on his first start for Shakhtar Donetsk as they thrashed Mariupol 5-1 to book a place in the final of Ukraine Cup on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Kayode, who is on loan at Shakhtar from newly crowned English Premier League champions Manchester City, scored his side’s fourth goal of the encounter in the 74th minute

Brazilian forward Taison Barcelos put Shakhtar ahead on eight minutes, while Igor Tyschenko equalised for Mariupol in the 22nd minute.

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Shakhtar regained the lead through Marlos Romero 16 minutes later with Taison, Kayode and Ivan Petryak adding three more goals in the 47th , 74th and 81st minutes respectively.

Kayode has now featured in three games in all competitions for his club and has hit the back of the net twice.

Shakhtar will face Dynamo Kiev, who beat Dnipro 4-1 in the other semi-final, in the final on May 9 at the Dnipro Arena.

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  • Nice one bro

  • Now, that is a striker that can serve as a second option to Ighalo at the World Cup if he stays fit and selected by the coach.

    Don’t get me wrong, Kayode is no Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero nor Sadio Mane. However, this former Youth International is a proven goal scorer and can be a handful to opposing defenders in the 18 yard box.

    Kayode is already part of the wider Super Eagles team at the moment and I remain of the opinion that no new faces should be invited to the present Super Eagles (wider) team.

    In my view, the only pool of strikers to consider for the number 9 role (starting or from the bench) are
    Ighalo, Ideye, Iheanacho, Aaron Samuel, Olanrewaju Kayode and Ahmed Musa.

    No new strikers can convert this Nigerian team from world cup participant to genuine world cup contenders.