Abuja - Coach Samson Siasia has extended invitation to FSV Mainz 05 of Germany defender Leon Balogun ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations double –take qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
The latest invitation brings to 21 the number of overseas –based players called for the games.
Potentially Nigeria’s best central defender at the moment, Balogun was a key part of the Mainz 05 side that defeated perennial German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena.
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The 27-year old kept Franck Ribery in check for most of the game as the visitors ran out 2-1 winners.
Nigeria host Egypt in Kaduna on March 25 and play same team away four days later in the return leg fixture.
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