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Balogun: I’m Not An Injury-Prone Player

Balogun: I’m Not An Injury-Prone Player

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has rubbished claims that he is an injury-prone player after sitting out the side’s training session on Wednesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, reports Completesports.com.

Balogun is a major doubt for Super Eagles friendly against the Warriors of Zimbabwe due to the minor setback.


The big centre-back who is expected to be named in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt missed a number of games for his English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2018-19 season.

He also battled to stay fit a couple of times during his stint with German club FSV Mainz.

But he has come out to address the notion that he can’t stay injury-free for a long period.

“I’ve never had any serious injuries, you will always see me back on the pitch after one month, fourteen days. My injury problems, I’ll say it’s part of the game, it happens,” Balogun stated during his interaction with the media in Asaba on Thursday

“Five years I have been part of the Super Eagles now, I’ve proven that I’ve overcome injuries and always doing my job.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Pompei 4 years ago

    So what if he is injured? Last time I checked, he is human! I don’t know why some people just like to create problems unnecessarily. Nobody can say with fairness that the guy has not done well for Nigeria all these years. Funny thing is, these idiots that demand so much from our players, they are underachievers in their own lives!
    Wishing Balogun a speedy recovery. We need him and the rest of the squad to be at their best at the Afcon.

    • Glory 4 years ago

      God bless you @ Pompei. These hungry agents n media men are at it again. It’s high time we started to fish them out n pet them with stones where ever we see them. They are like canker worms eating into d fabrics of our football to get it to decay. Not taking anything from Ekong n Omerou, both very good players, but I make bold to say both in terms of class, are far below Balogun. He brings that same balance late Keshi used to bring to not only our defence but also the entire team. This is the edge he has over the rest of our defender. I trust Rohr not to listen to selfish n foolish people.

  • Glory 4 years ago

    What people may not know is most of our sports writers n agents go begging for money from footballers promising to write positive reports about them while writing negative things to dent the chances of their rivals. You can imagine when d players don’t give them money. All of these barbaric attitude was what got moses to retire from national team.

  • Presh. 4 years ago

    Shame and ignorant journalism. Balogun Please ignore idiots journalist.