By Albert Akota
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will play no part in tomorrow’s international friendly match against the Cranes of Uganda.
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.
“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. “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.
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.
The Super Eagles and the entire Nigerian delegation to South Africa are expected in Asaba, Delta State later on Sunday (yesterday) ahead of their friendly game against Uganda.