Highly rated Nigeria left foot dazzler Femi Balogun has joined Portuguese top league side Belenenses on a two year deal from newly promoted side Deportivo Aves.
Balogun signed a one year contract with Desp. Aves last season, but left the club after helping them gain promotion and will now defend the colours of Belenenses till the summer of 2019.
The former Kaduna United defender is originally a forward player by trade, very much at home playing as a left or right winger but last season he made a positive impression playing in an unfamiliar role as a left back.
He scored five goals last season for Aves, and has already outlined his priority this season, which includes building his abilities as a left full back which will help him realise his dream of representing Nigeria at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
” My main target is to do well with my new team in the top division in Portugal. I truly believe I can help Nigeria solve the left back issues because I enjoyed myself playing from the role last season”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” I represented Nigeria at U-17 level in 2008, and played in both league of the qualifiers which we lost to Benin Republic. It’s a pride to wear the green white green of Nigeria, and i’m looking forward to it”.