Nigeria international, Kalu Uche has laid down the marker and announced his presence in Turkey’s Super Lig with a brilliant hattrick on match day three of the competition.
The former RCD Espanyol man hogged the headlines for the right reasons as his side, Kasimpasa thrashed Elazigspor 3-0 at Atatürk.
Uche’s goals also mean that Kasimpasa lead the Turkish Super Lig standings with six points from two games after Saturday’s round of matches.
Uche is also the leading marksman in the Turkish top flight as only Galatasaray’s Umut Bulut is the only player that has bagged the same number of goals (three) as the Nigerian attacker.
The 30-year-old was a bundle of activity on Saturday and showed his clinical edge, scoring after 31 minutes and with a 56th-minute penalty before team-mate Fabian Ernst was sent off.
Elazigspor then had Sedat Bayrak dismissed on 77 minutes before Uche completed his hat-trick with seven minutes remaining, leaving the home side in the bottom two.
Kalu had failed to score in his previous two games for Kasimpasa before netting brilliantly against Elazigspor