Leon Balogun Looks Forward to Second AFCON


Leon Balogun has said he is looking forward to his second AFCON with the Super Eagles. Balogun made his AFCON debut two years ago in Egypt, where Nigeria finished third again.

“Expectations are very high, but I’m just happy and grateful for another great opportunity to play in a big tournament with Nigeria,” said the Rangers defender.
“I bring maybe some kind of German mentality in here.

“I know some of the lads sometimes think I’m too strict and too vocal, but that’s just me and the game, it’s never personal. It’s just how I was raised in football. “It’s about the team, about the collective, the better we do as a collective, the better I can be. It’s never about my own performance in particular.

“Of course, I need to put in work and do my best and give in my all, but I can’t win a game alone, no one can. It’s all about the collective performance always. “I think I’ve been very blessed and happy to play in a generation of the Super Eagles where we always have great unity.

“I’ve played a World Cup with Nigeria, I’m going to play AFCON with Nigeria, I have faced great teams with Nigeria so would you regret it? “There is no point in me regretting anything. I’m super grateful and it’s always a great experience to be here, I love the different vibe.”