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Balogun Set To Sign New Rangers Contract

Balogun Set To Sign New Rangers Contract

Leon Balogun will sign a new deal at Scottish side Glasgow Rangers before the end of the season, reports Completesports.com.

The Nigeria international earned the new contract after playing enough games to trigger a contract extension.

According to SunSport, Balogun needed to make 23 starts to extend his stay with the Gers for another season.

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The versatile defender hit the figure in Rangers’ Europa League clash against Slavia Prague of Czech Republic.

He will now automatically be handed a new one-year contract.

Balogun featured in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin and Lesotho.

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  • Strong and intelligence player. The most intelligent central defender we have in the Super Eagles, wish we have more defenders like him. Only challenge being time isnt on his side. He is getting slow and will be unable to play at the high level in a year or two unless he can somehow maintain his form. Baring any unforseen circumstances I see him going to the next afcon but for him playing in the next world cup, only time will tell.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Next AFCON is in 2022….Next World cup is in 2022. Unless he copes an injury in between, Leon’s name will be no 1 on the list of CBs at both tournaments.

      • JimmyBall 3 years ago

        Play him at RCB, Tosin (CH) and Torunarigha(LCB) in a 3man defence and you have an impenetrable irongate to let your midfield and attack go to war while you sleep… Lol

        • JimmyBall 3 years ago

          When is a defender a centre back or fullback? It’s just a think line… there is no natural anything just being virtue of preferring a particular position… a good player must be willing to adapt to any role no matter how unfamiliar if the coach believes it will further the interest of the team… Ball go always know im people!

  • Mutum 3 years ago

    Toh!! Personally he makes to many blunders a good attact will capitalize on…as a last man,u risk ur backline with much over confidence on the ball.he made 2 mistakes against Lesotho. He needs to clear as a last man and stop holding much of the ball

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Who doesn’t make mistakes? We will hire you to pay CB then you will see what they are saw LMAO.

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Stephen Keshi reborn Leon Balogun the big boss. Carry go u 2 much. Dependable, neat, rugged, intelligent etc. You n your ever improving partner Ekong remain the best for SE until others come in to prove that wrong. Football no be for mouth or a shout of I Sabi. Let dem come n show us on the pitch, then we celebrate. Awura…

  • I still think we need an alternative defensive partnership to Leon-Ekong. what happens if Leon gets injured and I know that rohr can call up omerua, awaziem or ajayi, but personally im not comfortable with any of them. I also dont want to mention tosin or torunigha because they haven’t declared their intentions to play for the Super Eagles so they shouldn’t be mentioned as options for the team. But since we have akpoguma, perhaps he should play a more central role in the defence since we have the full back positions settled already. We can also hope that more quality centre backs will be discovered before the next major competition.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @Sportsfan… Your submission above brings your concern into the radius of my calls. If we don’t use games against seemingly inconsequential and low risk teams to try options when we have the opportunity like against Lesotho after already settling our course even before the Benin Republic game, how do you then prepare deputies in-wait to do the job when eventualities go against the normal expectations like injuries to Ndidi(God forbid), Balogun, Ekong, and even Osimhen like happened the last time? If a Semi Ajayi did a good job at central defence against Brazil in the famous friendly last two years, why cant the coach trust him against Lesotho, same applies to Abdullahi… it’s very shady when you continue to call up some group of players and always waste them on the bench even in low risk games… When one tries to share points like this as the sensible reasons for the clamor to try testing players in low risk games, as we should always have all 23 confident to put in a good shift whenever called upon, then supposed superfans here will take up personal issues with you… the coach has not been fair to Abdullahi Shehu and most folks here have no sympathy for him because they feel he plays in an inferior league in Cyprus, even though he has experience from Turkey where Etebo and Onyekuru now play… I also see a certain disposition by some forumites to refer to Ahmed Musa or Shehu Abdullahi as cowherder here as if because they are from the North, they don’t belong. My grouse with Rohr over Ahmed Musa is solely because he is not active at the moment… otherwise we know he is one of the most effective players in Eagles shirt for sometime now in major tournaments. Some of us question his involvement solely based on professionalism stands and fairness to others… The question I have to asked those who always shoot my opinion here is that… What is Aribo doing that a Junior Ajayi or Anayo Iwuala cannot do? We seem to be using homebased eyes to look at Anayo but I can assure a lot of us here that he has more attacking guts than most regulars in the team and from his confidence… if given chance that guy can cause healthy confusion in that team showing a lot of the Super regulars how to get down and do the business. I like the way he snatched that glorious No. 10 jersey and confidently use it against Lesotho… Who come team come look Uche face? Iwuala is a rare blue diamond! Let’s wait and watch that young man if the coach will have the belief to continue to involve him… One love.

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