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Leon Balogun To Wear Protective Mask For Mainz 05 After Facial Injury

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Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will play with a protective mask in Mainz 05 Europa League group stage tie against French side Saint-Etienne.

Balogun suffered a face injury in Main 05 dramatic 4-4 draw with Hoffeinheim over the weekend in the Bundesliga. A game they were at a point leading by 4-1.

The Nigerian lasted the entire duration of the game despite the facial injury he sustained but will wear a protective mask in tomorrow’s Europa League clash.

No time frame has been on how long he will be wearing the mask. However the Nigerian appears to be very comfortable in the mask as he was all smiles in it when heading for training ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League game.

He is one of the first name on the team sheet of the German side for competitive games. A form he replicated when Nigeria defeated Tanzania 1-0 in an AFCON 2017 qualifiers in Uyo.