Balogun, Osimhen major doubts for Eagles friendlies


Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr may have to call up replacements for Germany-based duo of Victor Osimhen and Leon Balogun.

Leon Balogun started for Mainz 05 In their final Bundesliga match but was withdrawn with just 18 minutes played due to what appears to be a thigh injury.

The light skin central defender who is just hitting form after a long absence from the mainz team due to a lengthy injury spell is now a major doubt for Nigeria in the friendlies against Corsica and Togo.

Another player in danger of missing the friendlies ahead of the AFCON qualifier against South Africa is former golden Eaglets striker Victor Osimhen who also featured for Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Wolfsburg will require all their players as they are to engage in a relegation survival playoffs.

Wolfsburg’s relegation playoffs against the third-placed team in Bundesliga 2 are scheduled for May 25 at home and then May 29 away.

The Super Eagles are expected to play against Corsica May 26 and Togo June 1.

Nigeria are already without injured Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi, number one goalkeeper Karl Ikeme and kayode Olaruwaju who was replaced by Belgium based front man, Henry Onyekuru as the former begged to be excused due to club commitments.

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