Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu scored in Girondins de Bordeaux’s 3-1 loss to Galatasaray in a pre-season friendly game on Sunday.
The 21-year-old, who was part of Nigeria’s bronze-winning squad in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, made his presence felt after returning in time to feature in the encounter for the French Ligue 1 side.
Following back-to-back pre-season losses to RB Leipzig and Augsburg, the Turkish outfit started the encounter on an impressive note, with former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel scoring the opener only seven minutes into the game.
Atalay Babacan doubled Galatasaray’s lead in the 45th minute before Adem Buyuk added the third moments after the hour mark.
Kalu then reduced the deficit in the 73rd minute, but his effort was not enough to prevent Bordeaux from suffering their fourth pre-season defeat in five games.