Afcon 2019: Balogun Snubbed As Rohr Picks Super Eagles Captains | Nigeria News
Connect with us


Sports

Afcon 2019: Balogun Snubbed As Rohr Picks Super Eagles Captains

Published

Afcon

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has picked his captains for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) set to commence tomorrow, Friday, in Egypt.

Naija News reports that the German picked John Mikel Obi as the team captain and also selected Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong and Odion Ighalo as first, second and third deputies.

The players will share the captain’s armband duties among themselves during the tournament pending on who makes the line-up or stays on the pitch during substitutions.

Surprisingly, the Super Eagles coach shunned Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun who had deputized in the absence of Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa.

This may be a hint that Gernot Rohr may not give Balogun enough playing time in the side as the defender played less last season for his Premier League side.

Recall that Balogun made his debut for the Super Eagles before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


Download Naija News App.   Advertise with us.   Send us enquiries and press releases.


Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.




Naija News Exchange Monitor
Currency Interbank Rate Parallel Rate
USD ₦307 ₦361
GBP ₦384 ₦463
EUR ₦344 ₦407

Last Modified: 10 July, 2019 at 10:45 am