Bordeaux supervisor, Jean-Louis Gasset, has confirmed that Samuel Kalu suffered a recurrence of a thigh harm throughout their 3-1 win over Dijon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Kalu was taken off within the sixteenth minute and changed by Nicolas de Preville.
This comes as a blow for Gernot Rohr, who included the 23-year-old winger within the Tremendous Eagles’ 24-man squad for his or her Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures in opposition to Benin and Lesotho on March 27 and 30 respectively.
“For Samuel Kalu, it’s a [recurring] downside behind the thigh,” Gasset advised the media after Sunday’s match.
Kalu was chosen alongside Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Chukwueze and Sadiq Umar in Nigeria’s assault.
He would get replaced by one in every of Galatasaray’s Henry Onyekuru, Genk’s Paul Onuachu or Lorient’s Terem Moffi, who’re all on stand-by.