Former Nigeria youth International Olarenwaju Kayode emerged as the hero for his team Austria Wien in their 4-1 victory away to Albania’s Kukesi in the qualifying series of the Europa League.
The 4-1 win secured Austria Wien passage to the next round of the Europa League on a 5-1 aggregate win, thanks to their Nigerian import who started the scoring spree with a goal in each half.
Austria Wien arrived Albania with a slim 1-0 win from the first leg played a week ago in Austria and Kukesi were counting on home support to overturn the slim deficit but Wien’s Nigerian forward had other ideas.
Sixteen minutes into the game Kayode found the back of the net for the game’s opening goal to give his side an aggregate lead of 2-0 and just one minute to the half hour mark he doubled their lead and advantage on aggregate with his and his side second goal.
Raphael Holzhauser scored the third goal for the visitors to kill off any chance of a fight back for the home team before Rahman Hallaci scored what ended as a consolation for Kukesi and their fans in the 79th minute although that too was short lived when Christophe Martschinko fired in a fifth for Austria Wien.