The Chief Coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi has said he is not too happy about the latest setback for Joseph Yobo and wishes him a quick recovery even as he said Balogun has been trailed for a long while before now.
“He is not replacing Yobo at all. Yobo was still bent on coming for the game even if just to support the team but I told him to relax and recover quickly for the World Cup.
“We have to look future and that is why we called up Balogun, he has been in our plans for a long time and it was just time that he steps out into the team for us to see what he can do and I must say I am glad that he responded well and the boys here also welcomed him well.
“We also have an opportunity to see Imoh who is a part of the system now for us to see what they can do to make the team better, we must look ahead”, Keshi said.
Standin skipper Vincent Enyeama, was very glad at the invitation of Ezekiel and Balogun and has been doing all he could to integrate all the new players into the system, something Yobo is also known for.