The official website for European football

Uche gives Bordeaux a go

Published: Monday 30 August 2004, 17.19CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux have taken Nigerian international Kalu Uche on loan from Wisla Kraków.

UEFA.com features

Your Move: a mascot with a difference for UEFA EURO 2020
  • Your Move: a mascot with a difference for UEFA EURO 2020
  • Nike on the ball with exclusive UEFA Women's Football deal
  • UEFA’s 2017/18 Annual Report – now online
  • 'Make your dream a reality ...'
  • Investigatory Chamber opens investigation into Manchester City
  • The UEFA Academy – UEFA's commitment to learning
  • 9 associations bidding to host 2021 club finals
  • Virgil van Dijk hands over €100,000 donation to ICRC on behalf of UEFA
  • Roberto Rosetti on the introduction of Video Assistant Referees
  • Who makes our Europa League Team of the Week?
1 of 10
Published: Monday 30 August 2004, 17.19CET

Uche gives Bordeaux a go

FC Girondins de Bordeaux have taken Nigerian international Kalu Uche on loan from Wisla Kraków.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux have taken Nigerian international Kalu Uche on loan from Wisla Kraków.

Permanent option
The 21-year-old midfield player has moved on a one-year deal with the option of a permanent transfer from the Polish champions at the end of the season. Bordeaux said Uche would "assist Juan Pablo Francia, Camel Meriem and [curently sidelined] Albert Riera in creating attacks".

Long suspension
Last season Uche was suspended for six months by Wisla for refusing to play in a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie against Omonia AC, but he was reinstated in the squad in January.

Champions League exit
Bordeaux missed out on European football this season, while Uche played in the first leg of Wisla's Champions League third qualifying round tie against Real Madrid CF. Their 5-1 aggregate defeat leaves them with a UEFA Cup first-round tie against FC Dinamo Tbilisi.

Last updated: 31/08/04 9.54CET

Related information

Team profiles

https://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=220779.html#uche+gives+bordeaux