Leon Balogun In Line To Captain Super Eagles In Friendly Game Against Corsica


The captaincy of the Super Eagles of Nigeria could land on the arm of Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun following uncertainty over the availability of deputy captain Ogenyi Onazi.


The Eagles newly installed deputy captain Onazi could miss the game ‎due to club commitment with his Turkish side Trabzonspor, and with captain John Obi excused from the Eagles camp and subsequently friendly game in France, Elderson Echiejile will wear the armband as captain.

However, Echiejile is the only recognised left back ‎who has the trust of the coach, a situation which could see him take partial part in the game against Corsica to keep him fresh for the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against South Africa.

Leon Balogun is currently the ‎front runner to wear the arm band if Echiejile is rested or replaced in the friendly tie, as he is the oldest member of the team aside Ahmed Musa who dropped the armband shortly before the game against Senegal.
Balogun made his debut for Nigeria in 2014 in a friendly game against Mexico before the World Cup in Brazil, ‎making him one of the senior players in the team at the moment.

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