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Nigeria international forward Kalu Uche was expectedly amongst the goal scorers as Kasimpasa beat Trabzonspor

Posted: 5 March 2013 Time: 07:56

Nigeria international forward Kalu Uche was expectedly amongst the goal scorers as Kasimpasa beat Trabzonspor 2-0 in the Turkish Super Lig on Monday evening.

Uche struck for Kasimpasa in the 44th minute as he converted a right wing cross with the outside of his right foot to extend the advantage for the home side after Tabare Viudez had put Kasimpasa ahead seven minutes earlier.

The 30-year-old has now scored 14 goals in 24 games, and is the joint top scorer in the Super Lig along with Galasatary's Burak Yilmaz.

The win lifted Kasimpasa up to sixth place, just a point of fourth placed Bursaspor who occupy the final European berth.

The consist form of Uche this has ironically failed to attract the attention of Nigeria's national team selectors.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:41 am
Welldone boy. A time is coming where nobody ll ignore you.
posted: 09:00 am
Weldone buh I dnt see keshi calling u bck to d national team. We need young and committed players.
posted: 09:35 am
He was at the AFCON 2013. He just did not play much to our disappointment. These are the type of players we should be recruiting in South Africa when on the twilight of their careers. To come and teach our up and developing players such as Mabena and Mbesuma how to score goals.
posted: 10:20 am
Good for u bro bt i think ur brother who played in the world cup here in sa is muuuch! Better than u any way goodluck for the confed cup im sure u will do africa proud
posted: 11:42 am
@Candyman and Azania you guys are wrong. He is the one who played at the world cup in 2010, his younger brother Ike Uche plays for Villareal in spain. Ike Uche was selected for the AFCON. Stop mistaking one for the hard is that?
posted: 12:43 pm
@laomedon my bad....thnx fo correcting me though i guess it proves jst hw much dept keshi has if he can leave this guy,osaze,martins,taiwo and many big names in i hope uche makes it to the confed cup though coz i think he ws not supposed to be ommited in the first place...he is waaay better than his brother
Aku Karia 1 of Imo State
posted: 02:06 pm
I think Kalu Uche deserves a call up,, then it's left for him to prove himself.. the guy is in form.
posted: 06:34 pm
posted: 07:38 pm
Keshi, 14 goals in 24 matches in a competitive league that also has Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray no be beans oo.

Please invite Kalu Uche to fight for that second striker role with Ideye. Since his performance at World Cup 2010, I have been very impressed with him. Play him as a striker, he is NOT a midfielder. Even at 30, he is in form and can change a game in an instant. Also invite Anichebe just in case Emenike is not ready and Oduamadi instead of Uzoenyi . Slyman
posted: 09:23 pm
@ candy man, this is d same guy that played in the world cup in sa and @ charlesbrown, why do u guys always think with ur asses and speak with ur foolish thinking. What do u mean young and committed players? do u wanna tell me mba is better that uche kalu bcos he scored in the nation as a home based?. Or did kalu uche ever told u that he is not a committed player?.... Dumb comments is the reason why i don't read comments here
posted: 09:51 am
@Laomedon @danorous1 when u accuse someone of thinking with their asses, make sure your are not thinking with yours.... as a Nigerian, i can truly confirm he wasn't the one who played in South Africa, that is is brother ikechukwu uche who plays for villareal.... so ple enquire before you talk.... Candyman is actually right
posted: 12:45 pm
@anonymus thnx fo clearing that up i did not want to argue coz im nt nigerian
posted: 12:55 pm
Anonymous who posted at 9.51 am, do you think because you are Nigerian you can come here and confuse others with your daft brain?

During South Africa 2010 World Cup, Ike Uche had just come back from a lengthy injury and he was not chosen for the World Cup although he was the leading goal scorer during the qualifiers. His elder brother Kalu Uche was chosen and he ended being Nigeria's best outfield player in the World Cup after scoring two goals from the midfield.

At the 2013 Afcon in South Africa, Keshi ignored Kalu Uche despite the fact that Kalu scored the first goal for Keshi in his current reign as Eagles coach in a 2-0 victory over Zambia in November 2011. Infact, since that game, Keshi has not invited Kalu Uche. Ike Uche also did very well in the qualifiers and was the leading goal getter. He was justly picked for Afcon 2013, where he had a poor performance.

While Ike Uche has always played as a striker, Kalu has always been played as an attacking midfielder. Kalu Uche now, is a very deadly striker that wears the 9 jersey for Kasimpasa of Turkey, he is not a midfielder. He only needs a chance to prove his worth to the technical crew. Slyman
posted: 01:17 pm
Azania and Candyman, sorry for the confusion. Laomedon and Slyman facts are correct. If you are still confused check It is an encyclopaedia that will give you the right answer on just about any topic. Thanks.
posted: 02:32 pm
@ anonymus i stand corrected on this bt i think the person who wrote the srory is the one confusing us all because to me the guy in the pic looks like the guy who was here for afcon but the story is about his brother!.....i think the editor mixed pictures here double check that for me pls
posted: 02:39 pm
^the story is abou kalu uche bt the person on the pic looks more like ike to me hence my first comment
posted: 04:37 pm
As of the time of this posting, the picture is Of Kalu Uche. Slyman

2010 World Cup Kalu Uche
2013 Afcon Cup Ike Uche
posted: 08:25 pm
@Candyman and Annynomous,
The Kalu Uche used by Keshi is actually Uche Kalu..., former Eyimba and now playing in 2nd tier Turkish League... He was decamped prior to AFCON 2013...
Wether Kalu Uche played agaist Zambia in Kaduna is something entirely different... But Keshi had always played Uche Kalu not Ike's brother...
There are three Uches now available for Nigeria...
1. Uche Kalu
2. Ike Uche, and
3. Kalu Uche
And Keshi had used the dark slim Kalu more than Ike's brother...
Omemma o
posted: 09:48 pm
@candyman I always enjoy ur comments and ur humbleness. I hv every reason to blv that u ar a matured man like me. Hwever, the guy u see in the picture is d right guy. He is Ike Uche, the senior brother to Kalu Uche who is in SA for AFCON 2013 tournament. The two guys looks alike. Kalu Uche is playing for Villareal of spain while Ike Uche is playing for Kasimpasa of Turkey.
posted: 12:36 am
@Ommema, the editor is right, thats the exact picture of Kalu Uche, the elder brother to Ikechukwu Uche and mind u, kalu plays for Kasimpasa of Turkey while Ikechukwu plays for Villareal of Spain...
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