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Balogun Out Of Eagles – Uganda Friendly Over Injury

Balogun Out Of Eagles – Uganda Friendly Over Injury

By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will play no part in Tuesday’s international friendly match against the Cranes of Uganda reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Balogun who featured for Nigeria in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifying match picked up a slight knock in the encounter, and has been excused from the friendly game, a top official revealed to CSN.

The Brighton and Hove Albion defender is expected to fly back to his base in England direct from Johannesburg in England for further checkups.

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“After picking up a slight knock in yesterday’s game, Leon Balogun has been excused from Tuesday’s friendly against the Cranes of Uganda,” a team official confirmed to Completesportnigeria.com.

“He’ll head straight to England from South Africa.”

Balogun who played four of the Super Eagles five 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier qualifiers so far also expressed his delight at helping Nigeria qualify for the 2019 AaFCON in Cameroon.

“We made it – AFCON 2019! SA 🇿🇦really tried, but we’re The Supereagles 🦅 I’m really happy & proud to be part of this team, that brings joy to so many Nigerians by “just chasing a ball,” Balogun tweeted on his Twitter handle.

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“Not just back home but all over the world! Thanks for the amazing support, love always 🇳🇬💚 LB.”

The The Super Eagles and the entire Nigerian delegation to South Africa are expected in Asaba, Delta State later on Sunday (today) ahead of their friendly game against Uganda.

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  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 4 years ago

    thank you Balogun. You are a cool headed and a fine person. My kudos to your parents who raised you very well. We may see you again in March 2019.
    Have a Merry Christmas.

  • Leon BAlogun is a professional true and true. Not minding his injury problem, he still managed to put in a great shift in the 2nd after a rather sloppy first half. His lack of playing time sometimes makes him vulnerble to injury. 
    I wish he get back to full fitness and to field of play. Balo still remains our brightest spark in the back.

    Giving his unavailability for the Uganda tie, Semi Ajayi should fill in the vacuum, Alot of Nigerians look forward to see what hes capable of, can he be a dependable back up in the absence of Leon.

    The Uganda tie should see Rohr try different options open to him from the bench, the likes of Onyekuru, Simon Moses, Success Isaac, Mikel Agu.

  • Abah-fada 4 years ago

    The Crane of Uganda beat us in Uyo. I hope we have not forgotten that.