Exclusive – Austrian Club Orders Olarewaju Kayode Out Of Eagles Friendly Vs Corsica


Olarewaju Kayode will miss the Super Eagles friendly game against Corsica after his club Austria Wien had a late change of mind over his release for the game.


Kayode was initially told he won’t be released for the game which falls under the FIFA window for friendly game, but the player confirmed two days ago that his club have finally agreed to release him after they secure qualification for the Europa League.

Coach of Austria Wien Thorsten Fink told Kayode yesterday that he won’t be released until after their game against Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday, meaning he can only leave Austria for France on Friday.

The coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr who is also a German like Kayode’s coach at Austria Wien has told Kayode to make sure he is in camp on Saturday, which means he could play some part in the friendly game against Togo on the 1st of June.

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A devastated Kayode was also told in clear terms by Rohr that he can’t guarantee him a spot in the team for the game against South Africa in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers in Uyo on the 10th of June.

Ade Emmanuel