Here are 5 things to know about Samuel Kalu
5 things to know about forward that replaced Victor Moses
Here are the things to know about the youngster who is set to make his debut for the Super Eagles.
1. Samuel Kalu is 20-years-old
Born in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria on August 26 1997 Samuel Kalu Ojim is still 20-years-old.
2. Kalu's previous clubs
Samuel Kalu recently completed a move to French following an impressive season.
The Nigerian youngster was highly rated at Belgian First Division side KAA Gent before his move to Bordeaux.
He started his youth career at GBS Academy where he earned a move to Slovakian powerhouses AS Trencin in 2016.
He contributed four goals in 32 appearances for Trencin which earned him a move to Gent after just one season.
Kalu also spent one season at Gent where he contributed 10 goals in 48 appearances before his move to Bordeaux.
3. Kalu and Nigeria
Born and raised in Nigeria, Samuel Kalu has not featured for any of the Nigerian team at youth levels.
There are reports that suggest he was considered for the that failed to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Gernot Rohr earlier suggested that some World Cup stars will be dropped for the qualifier against Seychelles and Kalu is one of the newcomers into the team.
4. Kalu’s style of play
Samuel Kalu is a forward who mainly operates in the wide areas wither on the left or right.
He has blistering pace and can also occupy the attacking midfielder role behind the centre forward.
With , Kalu is expected to fill the void on the flanks.
5. Kalu personal life and awards
Kalu is not yet married and is yet to win a trophy with the national team as he has did not feature for any of the youth teams.
He did not win the Slovakian 1st Fortuna Liga nor the Belgian First Division when at KAA Gent.