By Johnny Edward:
Former Super Eagles star Kalu Uche scored a first-half brace for his Indian Super League side, Pune FC, in Tuesday's 3-2 home win against bottom placed Kerala Blasters FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
Uche, who took his goal tally to four in six league games, cancelled out Mohammed Rafi' first minute opener for the visitors in the 16th minute before handing his side the lead seven minutes later.
Rafi however grabbed his own brace as well in the game when he restored parity for Kerala Blasters.
However the struggling visitors were denied a point from the game when former Stoke City and Turkey forward Tuncay Sanli grabbed the winner for the hosts 18 minutes from time.
Pune currently on 12 points will face second placed Goa this Friday away in another top of the table clash in India.
Uche's other strikes for Pune FC came in his side's 2-1 defeats to Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC.
The 32-year-old former Levante and Espanyol forward is one of Nigeria's most travelled football stars having played in seven countries since he joined Spanish side Espanyol in 2000.