Uche Kalu

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Distinguish Template:Infobox football biography Uche Kalu (born May 16, 1986)[1] is a Nigerian football player who currently plays for Gaziantep B.B..

He is not related to former Enyimba teammate Henry Uche nor fellow Nigeria international and India-based midfielder Kalu Uche.


In 2007, he was namedTemplate:By whom as “Most Valuable Player” in the Nigerian Premier League after joining Enyimba from second-level team Bussdor United F.C.[2] He however struggled with injuries the next few years. After a failed transfer attempt to Botola team Wydad Casablanca in February 2012,[3] he rejoined Enyimba.

He moved to Turkish second-tier team Çaykur Rizespor in August 2012, and had a goal and assist in his debut.[4]

In January 2014, Uche Kalu joined Adanaspor on a loan deal.[5]

In January 2015, Kalu went on trial with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Tobol,[6] signing a year-long contract with the club on 6 February 2015.[7]

Kalu returned to Adanaspor in January 2016, signing a 1.5-year contract.

On 24/04/2016 Adanaspor guaranteed to play in the first tier of Turish football after 12 years. Kalu Uche played a very pig part in this success story.[8]

International career

He was a member of the Nigeria B team that won the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup. His regained form saw him called up by Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi in 2012. He made his senior debut in the Eagles' 0-0 tie against Angola in January 2012. He scored his first goal in a friendly later that year against Egypt.



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