Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Quick recovery excites Balogun

28 March 2014, 11:40

Abuja - Injured Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has started walking unaided, as the player appears to be recovering faster than expected.

Balogun injured his ankle on his debut for Nigeria in an international friendly game against Mexico earlier in the month, and had to walk with the aid of crutches.

The 25-year-old has however revealed that his recovery appears to be coming faster than was earlier anticipated by the medics.

"The doctors confirmed that I had a broken toe but it was not fully broken and that is why I have been healing quicker than we even expected," the player said.

"By Friday (March 28) I should be able to know when I can start my comeback with initial ball practice and minor rehabilitation exercises."

The player thanked the officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and coach Stephen Keshi for keeping in touch, adding that he is looking forward to teaming up with his international colleagues later in the summer.

“It’s been quite exciting for me and I have been in touch with the Federation and Coach Stephen Keshi, they have been very nice too. I can’t wait to rejoin the squad when we reconvene for the World Cup," Balogun said.

"If I’m lucky to be recalled I will be totally dedicated to helping Nigeria do well at the World Cup."

- Kick Off Nigeria


Musa scores first goal for Leicester

22 October 2016, 20:18

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...