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Five Star Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun Rated Best Player For German Side

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Super Eagles and Mainz 05 defender ‎Leon Balogun was rated the best player for his side in their 0-0 draw against Hamburg in the German Bundesliga.

The tie which is significant to his team chances of beating the drop saw Balogun making his first start in the league since the start of the year, and the 28 year old proved his manager right‎ with a man of the match performance.

Balogun lasted the entire duration of the game, and was given a rating of 7.8 by respected website Whoscored.com, the highest rating among all the players on parade for Mainz 05.

Stefan Bell was the next player rated highly for Mainz 05, as he got a rating of 7.5, less than Balogun, who is expected to resume his partnership with William Troost-Ekong when Nigeria play Corsica in a friendly game.

The partnership with Troost-Ekong has been given the nickname “Oyibo Wall”, and it has emerged as the favourite of coach Gernot Rohr of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Ade Emmanuel