Rizespor awards thrill Olawoyin


By Abiodun Adewale.

Cayakur Rizespor forward, Ibrahim Olawoyin has expressed his delight after winning the club’s Player of the Month award in January and February, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The former Super Eagles B playmaker was honoured for his contributions in both months after helping the club to two wins and a draw in three matches during the period. He scored a goal and had an assist in those games.

“I feel honoured to have been named the player of the month for January and February. I appreciate my teams for the support and the fans for the love, please keep it coming,” Olawoyin said after receiving the award.

Olawoyin is also in line for the March gong after contributing two goals and two assists in that period.

The 25-year-old joined Rizespor from Ankara Keciörengücü in January and they have since moved from sixth to second on the table in the run-in for promotion into the Turkish Super Lig with 63 points from 32 matches.

In a combined 29 appearances in the Turkish 1st division, Olwaoyin has seven goals and 10 assists.

Olawoyin will be in action again this weekend as Cayakur Rizespor visit third-placed Pendikspor on Saturday.