Super Eagles Dealt Major Blow With Star Player Scare

By Ikenga Chronicles June 15, 2018

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been dealt a major blow as they sweat over the fitness of star player, Leon Balogun, who is an important part of the team.

The Eagles have however, landed in Kaliningrad ahead of their Group D 2018 World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday.

The new Premier League defender is sidelined with an injury and didn’t take part in the workout on Thursday morning before the team’s departure.

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The results of a scan which will determine the availability of the 29-year-old center-back for the game with the European side is being awaited but the development is already disturbing.

German tactician, Gernot Rohr,will likely draft in Kenneth Omeruo as a replacement for Balogun in case he is ruled out of the game.

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The Nigerian contingent arrived at the city at around 6pm following a three-hour flight from their Essentuki camp base and they will be staying at the Mercure Hotel in Kaliningrad for the next three days before returning to their base camp in Essentuki, a day after their meeting with Croatia.

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They will have a feel of the Kaliningrad Stadium pitch by 5pm on Friday, and an hour later the obligatory pre-match conference will hold.

Croatia also arrived in Kaliningrad from their Iliceva base on Thursday, while Argentina and debutants Iceland will clash in the other Group D clash on Saturday.

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