Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is in Germany to monitor the progress of Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun who has returned to training.
Nigeria crumbled to her first defeat under Rohr losing 0-2 to South Africa in Uyo without the cultured stopper , with Rohr admitting after the game that the team missed the presence of the 29 year old at the back.
Balogun missed the tie due to an injury picked up while on club duty for his German Bundesliga side Mainz 05 towards the end of last season, but he has resumed light training.
He posted a short video of a training regime alongside his close friend and Germany World Cup winner Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich as he aims to build up his fitness before the start of the season in Germany.
Rohr is expected to meet with him to discuss about his fitness as well as other issues that needed to be sorted out before the Eagles regroup for the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers against Cameroon in August.