Leon Balogun plays down Nigeria vs Ghana rivalry… focused on picking Qatar 2022 World Cup ticket


Leon Balogun is not going to be drawn into the debate of Nigeria’s rivalry with Ghana or the silly social media banter, but the CB insists he will rather focus on ensuring the Super Eagles secure the World Cup ticket at stake in the playoffs.

Balogun, 33, perhaps has just of couple of international competitions with Nigeria left in him and the CB wants to max out.
A member of the 2018 World Cup squad, Balogun is seeking his second World Cup as part of Nigeria’s famed ‘Oyinbo Wall’.
Nigeria’s regional foes, Ghana will host the first-leg of what has been dubbed the greatest rivalry on the continent.
The current Black Stars team may be a shadow of its very illustrious past, but a derby is still a derby and with the Qatar 2022 – plus $12 million – at stake there’s enough motivation to want to go all out seeking an upset.
A victory against the robustly fortified Super Eagles squad will certainly be an upset, but it is also assumed Friday’s leg of the double header could very well end up in a home win or draw situation.
Speaking on the tie, Leon Balogun who missed the AFCON 2021 tournament due to injury explained the team will do all the talking on the pitch.


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