Super Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu is delighted to make his first appearance for his French Ligue 1 club Girondins Bordeaux after eight weeks on Saturday at the Matmut Atlantic stadium reports Completesports.com.
The Nigerian international last featured for his team in their 1-1 stalemate against Monaco on March 9.
Kalu suffered a thigh hamstring injury that ruled him out from his club’s last ten games but he returned as a second-half substitute in Girondins Bordeaux’s 1-0 home loss to Reims on the final league game of the season.
Suk Hyun Jun scored a second-minute goal for Reims who finished ninth in the Ligue 1 season.
The Nigerian international came on for Francois Kamano in the 61st minute of the encounter and made two successful dribbles.
“Guess who is back. Amazing feeling to be back on the pitch,” Kalu wrote on Instagram.
“Not the result we want yesterday but we have to keep on working hard. God over everything.”
The game was Kalu’s 19th Ligue 1 appearances and has scored three goals and provided three assists.
Girondins Bordeaux finished 14th in the Ligue 1 table with 37 points from 38 games.
Kalu is one of the ten forwards named in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament in Egypt.
The three-time African champions are in Group B along with Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar.
The 21-year-old made a breakthrough into Nigeria’s national side in October 2018, shortly after joining French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux from Belgian outfit Gent.