Kalu off the mark in Slovenia
AS Trencin’s exciting Nigerian teenager Samuel Kalu is over the moon after scoring his maiden goal in a competitive game for the Slovakian giants.
The 17-year-old, who can play as a wideman or as a second striker, scored the first goal for Trencin in their 5-1 win over Ruzomberok in a Slovakian Cup game on Wednesday.
Kalu’s third minute goal was the catalyst Trencin needed to smash their opponents as Gino van Kessel’s hat-trick and a goal by Lukas Skovajsa eased Trencin into the next round.
Stefan Zosak’s goal turned out to be just a consolation for the away side as Kalu and his teammates cruised to an easy win.
Kalu told supersport.com that he is happy with his maiden goal and hopes to score more for Trencin.
“I’m really happy scoring my first goal for the club in our Cup game and more happy that we won and progressed to the next round.
“Even though I have been playing well, I’m happy the goal has finally come. It will boost my confidence and help me score more.
“I want to dedicate this goal to my mother. She has been of immense support to me since I came here (Slovakia).
“In fact, she called me just before the game and prayed with me. She told me I will score a goal in the game and it came to pass.
“I dedicate the goal to her for her prayers and belief in my abilities. I’m really grateful to her,” he said.
AS Trencin is home to Rabiu Ibrahim, Christopher Udeh, Kingsley Madu and of recent Moses Simon who is currently with Belgian champions KAA Gent.