By Johnny Edward:
KAA Gent forward Samuel Kalu is delighted at his debut performance for his side in Friday's 1-0 win over Charleroi in the Belgian Pro Division after joining in this January transfer window, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Kalu was handed his debut by Coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck in a 4-3-3 line-up, in attack – along with his compatriot Moses Simon as wingers. The former AS Trencin forward from the Slovakian topflight league did not disappoint.
Kalu told his club’s official website that he was pleased to have provided an assist for the winner.
Danijel Milocevic latched on to the Nigerian forward’s pass in the 67th minute of the encounter to grab the winner.
"I'm very happy with my debut, but also for the team winning,” Kalu told KAA Gent's official website.
“I did not expect an instant impact, but I am especially glad that I provided an assist for 'Mili'. It was not easy, but he was in the right position.
“But in general, I am very satisfied with the team performance because the defense was good.”
Kalu also praised his compatriot, Simon, who was encouraged him prior to the game.
“Simon told me I had to show confidence if I wanted to remain in the starting line-up and it was fun doing that. I also thank the fans who gave me their backing all through the game which also made me feel good.”