Nigerian forward Samuel Kalu exudes optimism about KAA Gent’s prospects in the Belgian top-flight title race following their qualification for the title play-offs, as reported by Completesportsnigeria.com. In a decisive Belgian Jupiler League clash on Sunday, Kalu showcased his prowess, contributing a goal and an assist in Gent’s 2-1 victory over Genk, securing a fourth-place finish in the regular league season.
Having last claimed the Belgian League title in the 2014/2015 season, Kalu envisions a triumphant return for the Buffaloes. He aspires to replicate their impressive regular-season form in the play-offs, with hopes of dethroning Anderlecht, the reigning champions who also secured their spot in the play-offs. Gent’s upcoming participation marks their seventh time in the play-off 1, presenting a daunting challenge for the 21-year-old winger, who has notched six goals in 24 league appearances.
Expressing his contentment with Sunday’s triumph, Kalu, Gent’s third top scorer, shared his satisfaction, stating, “Everything ran smoothly, both for the team and myself,” in an interview with the club’s official website. Looking ahead to the play-off 1, he acknowledged the formidable task that lies ahead, saying, “It will not be easy, certainly not. But we will give everything.”
Yves Vanderhaeghe’s side will contend with Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard Liège, Genk, and Sporting Charleroi in the pursuit of the coveted Belgian Jupiler League title. With Kalu’s upbeat spirit and the team’s recent stellar performance, Gent’s fans eagerly anticipate an exciting and competitive play-off series.