Flying Eagles Star, Kayode Gets Israeli League Debut

Nigeria U-20 striker Olanrewaju Kayode has expressed delight after finally marking his debut for Israeli club Maccabi Netanya.
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The Flying Eagles forward was locked in a transfer logjam involving his former club Asec Mimosas, which needed the intervention of world football governing body FIFA before he could finally resume his career.

Kayode was a second half substitute as Netanya won 1-0 at Jerusalem on Thursday.

“I give God all the glory that I’m back playing football again,” he told

“It was also good that we won this game and now I can fully concentrate on my football again.”

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) top shot Taiwo Ogunjobi was slammed a 10-year ban for his involvement with Kayode’s transfer logjam.

Ivorian club Asec claimed Kayode still has a contract with them, but FIFA ruled against such a claim and ordered the NFF to issue a provisional clearance to Heartland for the player.

Kayode is thus on a short-term loan from Heartland to Maccabi Netanya.

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