The Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Samuel Kalu was in the news after he dropped to the ground in their French Ligue 1 game at the weekend.
The silky striker was in action for Bordeaux as they faced off with Olympic Marseille. But he collapsed after five minutes into the game.
It was stated that he was affected by the searing temperature at the Stade Orange Velodrome. He later continued in the match after medical examination okayed him to play on.
However, Kalu was hauled off after the club quest to be cautious about the issue following Christian Eriksen’s incident at the EURO 2020.
The media reported that Kalu’s ailment was not a heart-related issue but minor dizziness that happened during the Marseille game.
But going by the player’s health record the incident may have prompted the suggestion for the player to take a break from football and assess himself adequately. While some sect of people feels that the player’s retirement could be the ideal decision at the moment.
Eriksen's scenario in the EUROS has brought so much seriousness into the mix as it matters to the player's health in total.
But if the clubs' media have stated that it was just a minor dizziness, there may not be much to worry about in terms of just retiring at such an early stage in his football career.
Recall that the talented winger collapsed on National duty prior to Nigeria's opening match at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
The player was rushed to the hospital after it was stated that he suffered severe dehydration on that occasion two years ago.
But here comes the question-Should Samuel Kalu call it quit to football?
Just as they say that health is wealth, but the passion to continue may play a further role in keeping the player on his toes despite the incident that occurred against Marseille.
Also, the prospect of featuring for Nigeria at the World Cup in Qatar pending qualification could play a role in the (mind) choice of the player.
The lure of lining up alongside the talent of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze in the Super Eagles attack would be so tempting.
While the click alongside promising players like Henry Onyekuru, Noni Madueke, Kelechi Iheanacho and Oghenekaro Etebo would be very much inspiring.
As he considers his interest on the pitch along with his link-up with the Nigerian set-up and even at the club level, he must make the best (wise) decision for himself.
Let the further medical examination decide his fate as he has to be alive in good condition before anticipating any success on the football pitch.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago