January 27, 2023

Leon Balogun says the Super Eagles have put behind them their failure to secure a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, reports Completesports.com.
The Super Eagles lost out on away goal rule to eternal rivals, the Black Stars of Ghana in the playoff round.

That’s behind us now. I played for my club (Rangers) four days after the game against Ghana, so it’s football. It goes on. There is no time to feel sorry for yourself,” Balogun told reporters.
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“Obviously it hurts, but you have to move on. Like they say, time heals old wound. You have to move on because the next match is always around the corner.”
Balogun and his teammates have started a new era under Portuguese Jose Peseiro.
The centre-back reflects on what life is under the new manager.
“It’s exciting to be here, work under a new manager. To see what he comes up with. The fresh air he brings to the team,”he added.
‘I have only been here for two days, so it is a bit too early to make any kind of assessment.
“He is been nice, very friendly. He is trying to get used to what Nigeria is about.”
The Super Eagles were held to a 4-4 draw by Sierra Leone the last time both teams met in November 2020.
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Balogun is confident things will be different this time around.
“That’s in the past, there is no point revisiting that. The lesson is not to underestimate any opponent,”he added.
“Sure they will come with a different team, but we will do our best to win the game.”
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