Super Eagles’ defender, Leon Balogun has hailed the ‘ruggedity’ of his teammates after they held the fort to against South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday to seal qualification with one game to spare, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Brighton of England Patriots player l, who featured for the entire match duration, said that he’s proud of the team for bringing joy to millions of Nigeria through the round leather game.
“We made it – AFCON 2019! South Africa really tried, but we’re The Super Eagles. I’m really happy and proud to be part of this team that brings joy to so many Nigerians by “just chasing a ball”. Not just back home but all over the world! Thanks for the amazing support, love always,” Balogun posted.
Having represented Nigeria at the last FIFA World Cup in Russia, the former Main 05 defender will certainly be one of the first players on the plane to the 2019 Nations Cup in Cameroon.