Former Super Eagles Defender warns Balogun over Continued Stay at Brighton


Former Super Eagles defender and Coach, Austin Eguavoen has urged Leon Balogun to revive his football career by quitting Brighton.

Balogun joined the Seagulls last season following his free transfer from Mainz 05 and featured in eight premier league games last term.


The 31-year-old has fallen out of favour this season and is yet to taste a
Premier League action only managing to make it to the bench on four occasions.


He was also snubbed by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for Nigeria’s recent 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho earlier this month.


Eguavoen, who was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 AFCON has advised him to move elsewhere to revive his club and national team football.


“Balogun is a good player, but he needs to start playing regularly to be able to resuscitate his club and national team football,” Eguavoen said.


“Now that he is not getting games at Brighton, he has to look at his options – either to bid his time and fight for his place or seek a move to another club elsewhere provided there are clubs showing interest in him.


“If there are no clubs showing interest in him, then it is the job of his agent to earn his pay by getting a club for him. A loan move to another club during the coming January window or a move to the lower division will do.



“What is important is for him to move to a club where he will get to play regular football to boost his confidence and give.”


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