Gent’s Kalu: Mechelen Clash Like A Cup Final

Gent’s Kalu: Mechelen Clash Like A Cup Final



By Johnny Edward: 


Nigerian forward Samuel Kalu has outlined Gent's ambition to finish in the Belgian Championship play-off spot following a hard-fought away win over Waasland-Beveren on Saturday, reports.


Kalu provided two assists as the Buffaloes came from a goal down to beat Waasland-Beveren 3-2. It was Gent's 13th win of the season and Kalu believes that the final league game against Mechelen on Sunday will be played as a 'Cup final'. 


Mechelen defeated Anderlecht 3-2 to move fifth in the Belgian First Division A.


The victory saw Gent move to seventh in the log and close the gap on sixth placed Sporting Charleroi to just one point after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kortrijk.


A win for Gent and a defeat or draw for Sporting Charleroi who travel to Lokeren in the final league match next Sunday will secure a Championship play-off spot for Gent.


"We knew that three points were badly needed and we did everything to win them," Kalu told the Gent's official website.


"We did not really panic, even after trailing 2-1. We had confidence in a good outcome.


"Next week awaits us a heavy decisive match against KV Mechelen, we will tackle as if it were a final. We will already do everything possible to win that," he concluded.