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,
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
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.For
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