Done Deal: Sivasspor sign Shakhtar's Kayode

Done Deal: Sivasspor sign Shakhtar's Kayode
Galatasaray's Ahmet Calik (C-L) in action against Gaziantep FK's Olarenwaju Kayode (C-R)

by Staff Reporter

Friday Sep 18, 2020. 12:00

Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode has completed his transfer to Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor.

The 27-year-old striker has joined Sivasspor on a season-long loan deal from Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

Kayode caught the eye last season as he netted 10 goals from 27 Super Lig for Turkish club Gaziantep FK while on loan from Donetsk.

Sivasspor have since snapped up the former Manchester City marksman and the club confirmed this on the following statement:

“Demir Group Sivasspor, which continues its transfer studies before the new season, has reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to lease Olarenwaju Kayode until the end of the 2020-2021 season.”

“Serving as a forward, Kayode came to Sivas today and signed an official contract at the signing ceremony attended by our Deputy President Erdal Sarılar.”

“Born on May 8, 1993 in Ibadan, Nigeria, Tobi Olarenwaju Ayobami Kayode started football in his country’s Marvelous team. Kayode transferred to the Ivory Coast team ASEC Mimosas.”

“He has played for AFAD Djekanou, Luzern, Heartland, Maccabi Netanya, Austria Wien, Manchester City, Girona and Shakhtar Donetsk.”

“Kayode wore the Gaziantep FK jersey in our league last season. Kayode scored 10 goals and made 6 assists in 27 matches with the Gaziantep shirt.”

“We welcome Olarenwaju Kayode to Demir Group Sivasspor and wish them success under our red and white jersey,” a club statement read.

Kayode has played four international matches for Nigeria’s Super Eagles without scoring.

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