Leon Balogun: Super Eagles determined to bounce back in Freetown

Leon Balogun: Super Eagles determined to bounce back in Freetown

1. The great Nigerian footballer Mutiu Adepoju has asked his fans to keep faith in the Super Eagles despite their dismal performance against Sierra Leone.

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun says the team is determined to fight for a better result than in their previous encounter when they meet Sierra Leone again on Tuesday.

Nigeria and Sierra Leone met for the first time at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Friday and the match ended in an exciting 4 – 4.

The Super Eagles led 4-0 in 30 minutes, but the Leone Stars turned the game around and leveled up, to earn a match point.

The two sides will meet again in Freetown on Tuesday and a Nigerian victory will put Gernot Rohr’s men firmly on track to qualify for the tournament in 2022.

“The team is definitely determined to make up for this, as I said before, the only thing I would say is don’t give up on the team because mistakes are human,” said the 32-year-old center midfielder.

“Do not forget and be faithful because we have had great performances in recent years, we also have great achievements.”

The Super Eagles lead the group with seven points and will qualify with a win against Sierra Leone on Tuesday if Lesotho lose points at home to Benin.

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