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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

Super Eagles Defender, Leon Balogun has recently divulge the truth of how he felt, for missing out of the Super Eagles team due to lack of playing time for his former team Brighton and Hove Albions,

The 31-year-old had moved to Championship side, Wigan in search of playing time, Since securing the loan move, Balogun has seen his form improved, he disclosed in an exclusive interview with AIPS Award Nominee Tolu Olasoji.

" Obviously, it’s special because I haven’t been with the Super Eagles for the last three matches simply because I was not playing at all, I didn’t make the matchday squad at Brighton.

So, it was sad because I was looking forward to being back home in Nigeria again for some time. Enjoy good vibe, different vibe, nice weather, happy people like the group that the team is."


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Balogun described the Super Eagles camp as a different kind of vibe which he was looking forward to reconnect with the rest of the guys.

" It’s always fun and it’s just a different vibe and I was looking forward to it but I mean, it’s not that it’s never going to happen again, it’s just postponed."

Leon Balogun was recalled to the squad in Gernot Rohr 24- man list to face Sierra Leone last month for the AFCON 2021 qualifier but the match had to be postponed due to corona virus outbreak.

Since making his debut in 2014, Balogun has gone on to earn 32 caps for Nigeria.

It’s the first time the Center back will be called up for a national assignment since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he played 182 minutes in all the competition.


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