Balogun’s Starting Role Dilemma Heralds Eagles’ Reunion


A big poser and dilemma has shot up in the back-four sector of the Super Eagles, ahead the commence of training on Tuesday, as top form from Kenneth Omeruo at Leganes of Spain has put him on the podium to start againast Brighton Hove Albion’s Leon Aderemi Balogun.



While Balogun has been benched for nine matches by The Seagulls in the English Premier League, can report that Omeruo has gone on an upward spiral with recent regular playing time in La Liga.

Balogun, though, has been ahead of Omeruo in the Super Eagles’ pecking order, and the big poser confronting Nigeria’s national team handler, Gernot Rohr is whether to stick with his preferred choice.

Observers are pointing to a similar scenario that erupted at the World Cup, when Omeruo stormed back to earn a role in the Eagles’ starting line-up for their last group matches against Iceland and Argentina.

That is now the setting in Asaba, as the Eagles’ camp expanded on Monday night, ahead of which Balogun has only played two Premier League games, while Omeruo has played in the last five games for Leganes since his debut against Rayo Vallecano on October 6.


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