Why Bordeaux Winger, Samuel Kalu withdrew from the Super Eagles squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles and international friendly with Egypt had raised a concern because he played for his club against Monaco on March 9.
Why Kalu withdrew from the Nigeria squad for no reason, when Bordeaux announced their 19-man roster for the Ligue 1 match vs Rennes without providing an explanation as to why he was omitted from the squad as it’s usually the norm.
Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye said that Kalu was nursing an injury and Bordeaux coach Paulo Sousa confirmed that the recent kidnap of the player’s mother was the main reason for his omission vs Rennes.
”Kalu is suffering from a minor muscle contracture which prevented him from participating in the game.
”And most importantly, he has to take care of his mother (after the kidnapping episode). It’s not easy for him. We’ll see when he can come back.”
Kalu has earned five caps for Nigeria, scoring one goal, since he made his international debut in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in September 2018.