Saturday, 11 November 2017

Balogun Proud To Captain Nigeria Against Algeria, Dedicates Achievement To Goalie Ikeme

Nigeria's Leon Balogun has tagged the honour of wearing the captain armband for the Super Eagles in their final World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria as a proud moment in his career.
 Nigeria became the second country after Spain to maintained an unbeaten status throughout the World Cup qualifying campaign since 2005 after their 1-1 draw with Algeria last night.

And 29 year old Balogun didn't fail to dedicate the Super Eagles achievement to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia on July this year.
The Mainz defender wrote on his Twitter handle: "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 who started this journey with us. This one’s for you bro"
Balogun also praised the goal scorer John Ogu and Ola Aina who made his full debut for Nigeria in the game.
He also added: "Congrats to @Aina2Ola for making his full international debut. U did great brother.
"More to come #BallStoner. And special congrats to @ogujohnugo who’s been waiting for his chance so patiently. You deserved every minute today and I’m happy u rewarded urself with that goal 🙌🏽"

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