Former Manchester City signing Olanrewaju Kayode notched his third goal in as many games in the Europa League this term to power Sivasspor to 2-0 victory over Qarabag at the Yeni 4 Eylül Stadyumu – Sivas on Thursday, Soccernet.ng reports.
Goals from Caner Osmanpaşa and Olanrewaju Kayode either side of the break helped Sivasspor pick up their first win in Group I of the Europa League.
Sivasspor suffered back-to-back defeats to Villarreal and Maccabi Tel Aviv on Matchdays one and two of this Europa League campaign but started brilliantly tonight with a fine Caner Osmanpasa strike just after eleven minutes.
Shakhtar Donetsk loanee Kayode, who was introduced on the hour mark to replace Mustapha Yatabare, then sealed the win for the Turkish sides two minutes before time.
It was the Nigeria international’s third goal in his third straight match in Europe this term. No other Nigerian star has smashed in more than the former Girona of Spain man.
Kayode was among the goal scorers when Villarreal smashed Sivasspor 5-3 in Spain and got his side’s only goal in the 2-1 home loss to Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv last Thursday.
Despite his fine form in Europe, the 27-year-old forward was not considered for a call-up as Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr prepares for the Afcon week’s Afcon qualifying games against Sierra Leone.
Kayode, who boasts four international caps, last played for the Super Eagles in a pre-World Cup friendly against Argentina in November 2017.