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New arrivals blend in Eagles squad

05 March 2014, 11:11Israel Ojoko

Atlanta - Two newest arrivals in Nigeria’s squad, Leon Balogun and Imoh Ezekiel are blending nicely with the rest of the Super Eagles squad as they get set for a friendly against Mexico.

The newest faces in the Super Eagles ahead of Wednesday’s international friendly against the El Tri of Mexico are the duo of Balogun of German side Fortuna Dusseldorf and Standard Liege of Belgium’s Ezekiel and incidentally both players are sharing same room at the team’s camp and they seem to like it.

Ramon Azeez and Michael Uchebo are also new in the setup but the former are newer and have created sensation the last 48 hours.

Balogun, who came into the team’s W. Buckhead Hotel moments before dinner on Monday has beenon the radar of the coaching crew for a little while and the time was just ripe for him to join his dream national team. With skipper of the side, Joseph Tambarin Yobo, forced out of the international friendly due to injury, while featuring for his English Premiership side, Norwich City he is seen as a natural replacement for the most capped Nigerian international.

The half cast Leon Balogun has been the shock to many as he seems to have known all the players for a long while, going by the manner he relates with all of them.

The team had a full house training session Tuesday at the Georgia Dome, by 8pm local time (2am Nigerian time), when the match will be played on Wednesday evening in Atlanta and Thursday morning in Nigeria.

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