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Balogun Relishes First Super Eagles Goal In Seven Years

Balogun Relishes First Super Eagles Goal In Seven Years

Leon Balogun can’t hide his excitement after scoring his first ever goal for the Super Eagles, Completesports.com reports.

The centre-back opened scoring for the West Africans in the 29th minute of Sunday’s 2-0,win against Central African Republic at the Stade Omnisports, Japoma, Douala.

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Balogun, who made his 40th appearance for the Super Eagles in the encounter volleyed home after a superb cross from Chidozie Awaziem.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored Nigeria’s second goal late in the first half.

“My first goal in seven years! I have been looking forward so much for it and I am happy it finally came, and on a day like this,” The Rangers of Scotland defender said after the game.

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  • Sideen 3 years ago

    Good one bro, you redeemed your image at a great time and moment. You deserve this one well done Leon.

  • Coache 3 years ago

    The guy is one of our best defenders since Yobo left.
    I so much like him and looking forward to the day he will pair with Akpoguma.
    In the build up to the 2018 world cup, Balogun was unplayable. Many more wins bro

  • Gowetok 3 years ago

    I just love his dedication and commitment whenever he dons the green and white jersey. Congrats bro. More caps ; more goals . No injury

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    Balogun is one of our best defender at the moment for sure, CAR goal was never because he was sluggish or falling easily, go and watch the highlight again. It only came to luck for the striker as Balogun intercepted the ball with a smart low header (reason for him losing balance thereafter) but the ball hit the striker’s leg and fell nicely for him to score. Uzoho’s anticipation and alertness to react quickly was very poor giving the striker enough time to be composed before hitting the net. If Uzoho has reacted quickly to narrow the angle and force the striker to rush his kick, it would’ve been a miss or the ball will hit Uzoho’s body.

    Did you guys not see how Balogun was combining his defensive duties with a holding midfielder’s role in both matches? Even Pinnick made a special mention of this feat. But the only thing guys like you see in a match is when a goal was scored or who assisted, forgetting that a match is played for 90 mins and every minutes count.

    Even after his heroics in the 2nd match, most of you guys can still come out and say he only tried to redeem himself…………rubbish.

    Why are you not blaming all your attackers (Osimgoal, Seniorman, Awoniyi, Simon) and your special boy Ejuke for toiling hard for 90 mins with no goal or assist to show for it? After all if only they had put to the net just 2 of numerous chances that fell to them, nobody will remember the one goal conceded

    If Omeruo is that good enough, why is he rooted to La Liga 2 for 2 seasons or why was he unable to break into Chelsea 1st team for so many years he was always sent out on loan. Have you all forgotten his many howlers that has cost us many winnable games due to your short memories?

    Awaziem to me is improving and developing nicely to maturity and I tip him to eventually replace Balogun when he retires, but for now Balogun is a great Warlord Trojan that is very much needed in SE at the moment

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