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Balogun Injured, Doubtful For Nigeria, Egypt Clashes

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria defender, Leon Balogun, has emerged as an  injury doubt for the country's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt, Completesportsnigeria.com  can report.

His German club, FSV Mainz, announced the player has picked up a muscular injury which ruled him out of Saturday's game against Werder Bremen.

"Leon Balogun has picked a muscular injury and didn't travel to Bremen. Get well soon,'' the Bundesliga side wrote on their Twitter handleon Saturday.

Balogun was initially left out from  the list of overseas-based players called up by Super Eagles caretaker boss, Samson Siasia, for the games, but was later handed an invitation to be part of the squad due to his impressive club form.

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On Friday, Turkey-based centre-back Kenneth Omeruo pulled out of the squad due to a groin injury which will sideline him for the next two weeks.

Nigeria will host Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, March 25.
The return fixture is billed for Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria four days later.

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