Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is in Germany to make a quick check on recuperating Mainz 05 Nigerian defender Leon Balogun ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 Qualifiers back to back game against Cameroon in August and September respectively.
Owngoalnigeria.com has in it possession a picture of the Eagles manager and the 29 year old Balogun who has been doing several individual drills with Bayern Munich and Germany World Cup winner Jerome Boateng, before hooking up with his team for pre season training.
Balogun was sorely missed in Nigeria’s last competitive game with the defence failing to keep out the South Africans who triumphed over Nigeria for the first time in a competitive game by beating the Eagles 2-0, and also handed Rohr his first loss as Eagles coach.
However he is expected to be fit and ready for the tie against Cameroon after overcoming the injury he suffered towards the end of last season, that saw him miss the last two Bundesliga game of his team as well as Nigeria’s engagement.
See picture below