Ex-Man City ace reveals why I deserve Super Eagles call-up

Ex-Man City ace reveals why I deserve Super Eagles call-up


Former Manchester City signing Olanrewaju Kayode reveals why deserves a Super Eagles call-up ahead of other strikers.

The 26-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk star who is currently on a season-long loan with Turkish Super Lig outfit Gazişehir Gaziantep FK where he enjoying a brilliant season so far after netting eight goals and registered five assists in just 14 games for the recently promoted club.

Kayode is keen to add to his fifth cap for Super Eagles having featured for Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles and Olympics should giving him edge for Gernot Rohr’s side over other attackers with 2022 FIFA World Cup draw for African zone revealed on Wednesday evening.

The Ibadan-born attacker told Vanguard Nigeria via Soccernet: “Coach Gernot Rohr already knows me. He knows my quality. Nigerians know me,”

“I started from the Golden Eaglets and just like Mikel Obi, I have proved that I have what it takes to be in the Eagles.

“It is not all the players in the team that have this kind of my high profile. Even Ahmed Musa did not start from the U-17 level. He started in the Under-20, and he is a very good player and a close friend of mine.

“I don’t want to talk much about the coach, but when it is time for him to call me, he will do.”

Kayode made his Super Eagles debut in a friendly 1-1 match against Senegal on 23 March 2017.

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