leon balogun o9 - World Cup 2018: Nigeria vs Croatia: Why Omeruo may change Balogun

Tremendous Eagles defender, Leon Balogun failed to coach with the remainder of the squad on Thursday morning and is now a significant doubt for his or her World Cup opener towards Croatia on Saturday.

The Brighton and Hove Albion defender has reportedly gone for a scan and the outcomes had been nonetheless being awaited, because the staff left Essentuki for Kaliningrad on Thursday afternoon.

If Balogun is unable to take his place towards Croats, Gernot Rohr will probably go for Kenneth Omeruo.

Damage denied Balogun a spot in Nigeria’s 2014 World Cup squad, after the 29-year-old broke his foot in March of that 12 months.

Ever since his return, he has turn out to be first selection in central defence, together with William Troost-Ekong.

Nigeria take Croatia at 8pm Nigerian time on Saturday.

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