Leon Balogun Proud To Captain Super Eagles Against Algeria, Hails Aina, Ogu


Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun has tagged the honor of wearing the captain armband for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their final World Cup 2018 Qualifiers against Algeria as a proud moment in his career.


Balogun wore the captain armband in the absence of regular captain John Obi Mikel and his deputies Ogenyi Onazi and Elderson Echiejile as Nigeria ended their World Cup 2018 Qualifiers campaign with a 1-1 draw against Algeria in Constantine.

Speaking after the game, the 29 year old who made his international debut for Nigeria in 2014, also praised the goal scorer John Ogu and Ola Aina who made his full debut for Nigeria in the game.

“Proud to have captained my country today and remain unbeaten at @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers. The road to Russia was an exciting and even more successful one. I dedicate this achievement to our team mate @Carl_Ikeme (Carl Ikeme) who started this journey with us. This one’s for you bro” he posted on twitter.

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“Congrats to @Aina2Ola (Ola Aina) for making his full international debut. U (you) did great brother. More to come #BallStoner. And special congrats to @ogujohnugo (John Ogu) who’s been waiting for his chance so patiently. You deserved every minute today and I’m happy u (you) rewarded urself with that goal”.

Osas Mahawi