Shakhtar Donetsk striker Olanrewaju Kayode fined for illegal cash import into Ukraine

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The Nigeria international striker did not declare the existence of a large amount of cash in euros, violating Ukrainian legislation

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Olanrewaju Kayode was fined over €66 for attempting to bring €26,500 cash into Ukraine without declaring it.

According to the Ukrainian legislation, no more than €10,000 in cash can be brought into the country without a declaration being made.

Kayode went through the "green corridor" - intended for persons who do not file a declaration - at Kyiv's Boryspil airport. However, in conversation with customs officials, he admitted that he had "€10,000-20,000 in cash".

During the audit, the exact amount established was €26,500. Olarenwaju was given €10,000 and the rest were seized.

Boryspil district court district court took into account that the funds were obtained legally - previously Kayode took them to the Spanish Caixa Bank, as well as the fact that they were intended for the maintenance of his wife and three children.

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Kayode was later fined about 2,000 hryvnyas [about €66] and the retained money was returned to him.

The 24-year-old joined Shakhtar in early March from Manchester City on loan until the end of the season.

Kayode has played in five matches for the Miners and scored three goals.

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