Kalu scores as Gent seal play-offs spot

The youngster was on target as his side saw off Mechelen to qualify for the Belgian topflight division play-offs on Sunday

Samuel Kalu scored in Gent's 3-0 home win against Mechelen at Ghelamco Arena to book a place in the Belgian's Jupiler Pro League play-offs on Sunday.

Kalu's second half goal plus Jeremy Perbet and Yuya Kubo's first half strikes ensured Hein Vanhaezebrouck's men extended their league winning streak to three.

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The 19-year-old was the only Nigerian on target in the contest that also had Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti and William Troost-Ekong lasting who lasted for the entire duration of the game.

Perbet grabbed the lead for the home team thanks to Simon's assist before Kubo made it 2-0 on the brink of half time. 

Seconds into the second stanza, Kalu fired home the third on receiving an assist from Perbet to complete the rout for the hosts.