Balogun Performance Didn’t Surprise Super Eagles Coach Rohr, Guess Who Did?


The coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has praised the performance of Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Tanzania, but insist his performance didn’t come to him as a surprise.


For most of his career, Balogun has played as a full back, but yesterday as reported by, weeks after Gernot Rohr took over, he was played from the central of defence.

Balogun was by far one of the most impressive Nigerian player on the pitch, but the German coach says, he was expecting even more from him, as he is well aware of his quality.

” Leon did very well, but I know he could do that and even more, so I wasn’t in anyway surprised, but the player who made me proud was Musa Mohammed” He told

” He didn’t play like he was making his competitive debut, to me he was one of the many positive I saw in the game, he did very well and am happy for him”.