–Rues Eagles AFCON ouster
Super Eagles one cap defender, Leon Balogun, who has been out injured for three weeks, marked his return to the pitch for his team Darmstadt in their 0-0 draw with Kaiserslautern.
He was introduced in the 88th minute and helped the team survive a late onslaught by Kaiserslautern, which takes them to third on the log, well within the range of promotion to the Bundesliga.
Balogun picked up an injury two games before the international break, bringing a halt to his fine start with Darmstadt, despite being out injured since June.
Since joining the Bundesliga promotion hopefuls, Balogun who was released by Fortuna Dusseldorf in the summer, has made four appearances scoring a goal against Nuremburg.
The 26 year old has one cap for Nigeria which unfortunately ended just a few minutes after he came on, after he suffered a broken ankle in a nasty collision with the pitch panels.
It led to his omission from the Nigeria 2014 World Cup team, and despite having his career back on track at Darmstadt, the Nigeria national team selectors are yet to look in his direction.