Peter Olayinka shines in Cyprus

Peter Olayinka shines in Cyprus
Peter Olayinka (left)

by Staff Reporter

Monday Apr 21, 2014. 17:54

Relatively unknown Nigerian striker Peter Olayinka is a league champion in Northern Cyprus after his goals helped Yenicami AK win the championship.

Yenicami AK last won the league in 1983/1984 season.

Olayinka, who was on the radar of FC Porto who invited him for trials, told he was happy with the feat as he look forward to add the cup to his trophy cabinet.

"I am so happy and excited with this achievement. The entire community is celebrating us because they have waited for this for 30 years,” he said.

“I scored 14 goals and would have scored more but I played more as winger not as a point man. I am hoping for a double because we will play cup final this weekend against Lefke."

The 18-year-old striker, who played for Bylis Ballsh last season, said he now wishes to get a call-up to the Nigeria U20 team.

"I am looking forward to getting a call-up to play for U20 team of Nigeria, I know there are lots of good players there but I can contribute well if given the chance," he said.

His manager Hasan Egilmez told Olayinka is attracting interest from Turkey and Russia.

"Peter is a great talent. He will surely leave Cyprus this summer. We have offers already from teams in Turkey and Russia," Egilmez said.

Olayinka's career highlight in Albania was when he scored equaliser against Skenderbeu Korce in a cup game in 2013.

By Olusola Alao

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