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Leon Balogun disappointed in Siasia

10 March 2016, 16:28Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Mainz defender Leon Balogun says he was disappointed to be left out by Samson Siasia in the list for the two Africa Cup of Nation qualifier fixtures against Egypt later in March.

Balogun’s Siasia exclusion led to criticisms on social media, a situation that forced the interim coach to hand the player a call-up, 24-hours later.

Balogun said he was overwhelmed to see his name mentioned for a call-up on twitter, even though he was not happy to be left out from the initial list.  

Also read: Siasia hands late call up to Balogun

“I read the list myself and of course I was quite disappointed, but I respect it because it’s a new coach who knows a lot of players, and its his job to nominate the names he thinks they’re best, it was a disappointment but not a big problem.

“I was very overwhelmed that I was called up on twitter, I saw one tweet word and I said oh my PR, I must say I have no PR, my only PR is my performance on the pitch. So I was very overwhelmed by the love I was shown.

Nigeria host Egypt on March 25 in the first leg in Kaduna before heading to Alexandria for the return leg four days later.

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