Former Super Eagles goalkepper Emmanuel Babayaro has urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to make Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun vice captain of the Super Eagles.
Leicester City star Ahmed Musa is currently the vice captain of the team but Babayaro says Balogun has shown enough in terms of leading the players on the pitch to be named as vice captain.
” Balogun has leadership qualities that only Mikel can match in the Super Eagles, I love Musa a lot for all he has achieved in such a short time, but when it comes to motivating players Balogun is a more natural leader” Babayaro told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” He (Balogun) has made William Troost Ekong looked world class, he is always giving out instructions, unfortunately a lot of people don’t see that on camera.
” I don’t know about his relationship with the press, which is a criteria as well to be named leader of a national team, but I also don’t think Musa has a good rapport with the press as well. Balogun should be named vice captain”.