Nigerian Star Leon Balogun: Who’s Lionel Messi?

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Nigeria and Mainz defender Leon Balogun is ready to rock in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. DW’s Kres Harrington met the 29-year-old Balogun to talk all things Bundesliga, his roots in the German capital Berlin and, of course, Lionel Messi. How to defend the best player in the world? The Super Eagles from Nigeria share a group with Argentina at the World Cup.


  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 1 year ago

    Always proud of you Balogun. l was one of those folks who wrote several articles abort your talents and potentials during Steve Kashi’s time. l was also at Atlanta, to watch that match against Mexico. It broke my heart to see you limp out of the field that day. In fact, the Mexicans were happy to see you go out because you were so strong and hungry as a lion when you came in to the field. Now, l am very sure that Messi will taste a little of your strength in Russia soon. Kudos to you,Leon.

  • Mike 1 year ago

    he is happy that he will play world cup… that’s why he is saying all this… balogun is a great player

  • kabiru ibrahim 1 year ago

    yes you’re right and you know what you can do so that what ever you said you can do you’ve to do it