Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be missing in action in Tuesday's international friendly game against the Cranes of Uganda.
Balogun who played for the Eagles in Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Bafana Bafana in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifying match picked up a slight knock in the encounter and has been excused from the friendly match. The Brighton and Hove Albion defender flew back to his base in England direct from Johannesburg in England for further checkups.
“After picking up a slight knock in yesterday's game, Leon Balogun has been excused from Tuesday's friendly against the Cranes of Uganda,” a team official told CSN.
“He'll head straight to England from South Africa.”
Balogun also expressed his delight at helping Nigeria qualify for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon.
“Not just back home but all over the world! Thanks for the amazing support, love always LB.”.
The Super Eagles and the entire Nigerian delegation to South Africa are expected in Asaba, Delta State later on Sunday ahead of their friendly game against the Cranes.
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