Nigeria winger, Samuel Kalu, will not be penalized by French club, Girondins Bordeaux after he failed to return to training as expected on Thursday after the international break.
The 21-year-old featured in Nigeria's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana last Saturday and the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
According to a report on French online news outlet, L'Equipe, Kalu failed to turn up for training on Thursday and did not answer calls from club officials to explain his nonappearance at training.
Kalu later communicated his reason for not turning up in training to the club, stating that he woke up late due to the long trips he made during the international break.
It was also gathered that Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr spoke with his Bordeaux counterpart, Eric Bedouet on phone to plead on Kalu's behalf.
The former KAA Gent of Belgium player has made 10 appearances for Bordeaux in the Ligue 1 this season scoring once.
The winger has made eight starts and two substitute appearances.
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