Uganda Friendly: Injury Knocks Out Super Eagles Defender
One half of the ‘Oyinbo Wall’ will be missing when the Super Eagles take on the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly om Tuesday in Asaba, Delta State.
Leon Balogun it has been confirmed will play no part in Tuesday’s international friendly owing to the injury he sustained during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifying match
It is understood that the Brighton and Hove Albion defender has since flown back to his base in England direct from Johannesburg in England for further checkups.
“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 AFCON 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.
“Not just back home but all over the world! Thanks for the amazing support, love always ?????? LB.”
The Super Eagles and the entire Nigerian delegation to South Africa arrived in Asaba on Sunday ahead of the friendly game against Uganda.
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