October 5, 2022

Agbo replaces Balogun for Zambia battle

September 27, 2016
Uche Agbo (left) in La Liga action.

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has replaced injured defender Leon Balogun with Uche Henry Agbo for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Zambia’s Chipolopolo in Ndola.

FSV Mainz 05 of Germany centre back Balogun, who shone in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo earlier this month was named in Nigeria’s 23–man roster for the big match before copping an injury.

Granada FC of Spain’s Agbo has already been contacted by Rohr and his invitation letter sent by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He will join the other players who are expected to start arriving at the Bolton White Hotel and Apartments, Abuja, on Sunday.

Balogun had on Monday expressed sadness at his latest injury which will sideline him for a couple of matches.

He got injured in his side’s match against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and had to be replaced.

In a Twitter post on Monday, the Super Eagles player wrote: “Not delighted about my injury at all!”

But he was quick to add that it “It’s part of the game though,” adding, on his Twitter handle, @LeonBalogun, that he will be back shortly. “Good thing about it, I’ll be back real soon.”

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