Update: Omeruo Drops To The Bench As Leon Balogun Passes Late Fitness Test


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have made a late change to their starting line up for today’s game against Croatia after regular central defender Leon Balogun was given the all clear to play in the game.


As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com , the Brighton and Hove Albion free signing from Mainz 05 was due to undergo a late fitness test and according to reports gathered by this portal he has been given the all clear to play in today’s game.

It means Kenneth Omeruo will drop to the substitute bench for Balogun , who will pair his regular partner William Troost-Ekong in the heart of the defence of the Super Eagles.

Starting XI:

Francis Uzoho

Shehu Abdullahi

Bryan Idowu

William Ekong

Leon Balogun

Wilfred Ndidi

Mikel Obi

Oghenekaro Etebo

Victor Moses

Alex Iwobi

Odion Ighalo

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