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Leon Balogun says Chadians didn’t play football

15 June 2015, 10:08

Abuja - Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has described their 2-0 win over Le Sao of Chad as a ‘very difficult’ game.

The 26-year old started from right back for the Eagles in Kaduna, and had an underwhelming start to the game, but eventually picked up towards the end of the first half and continued impressively in the second.

But he says it was a difficult game for him playing under the heat in the Northern city of Kaduna.

“It wasn’t my first time (playing for Nigeria) because I’ve been here before but it was different because of the heat,” he said to News24.

“The heat was much and it was a difficult game but I got used to it and we as a team used it to our advantage,” Balogun reckoned.

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Rating the Chadians, Balogun described them as ‘very aggressive’ and ‘didn’t try to play football’, but insists the Super Eagles were the better team.

“They were very aggressive and didn’t try to play football,” he said, “But we were the better team especially in the second half because they didn’t really have any chance and couldn’t even get the ball.

“But we were very good with the ball and kept control of the game and I think the result was just fair,” he opined.

Balogun will play in the German Bundesliga next season, as his club, Darmstadt 98 secured promotion from the Bundesliga 2.

- News24


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