Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu missed the first day of pre-season training with Girondis Bordeaux after flight restrictions prevented him from traveling to France, reports Completesports.com.
Kalu was granted permission by the club to travel to Nigeria following the suspension of French Ligue 1 in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Clubs in France have started preparations for the 2020/21 campaign following the lifting of ban on sporting activities by the authorities.
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Kalu, according to Girondis33.com is expected to travel back to France in early July.
The 22-year-old scored once in 20 league appearances for Les Girondis last season.
The former AS Trencin of Sloakia player has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig champions Galatasaray.
Kalu joined Bordeaux from Belgian Pro League club KAA Gent in 2018.
By Adeboye Amosu
Source: Complete Sports