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Nigerians In Sports: Balogun Named In SPL Team Of The Week


Nigerian defender, Leon Balogun, over the course of the weekend made his debut for Scottish premier league giants, Rangers FC, and it ended on a bright note for the Super Eagles defender as he was included in the Scottish League team of the week. A superb display from the Steven Gerrard summer recruit saw the Scottish league giants beat Aberdeen 1-0 in the 2020/2021 league season curtain-raiser in Pittodrie on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

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Balogun who trained with the team for the first time just a few days before the game was highly impressive for Steven Gerrard’s men at Aberdeen. The Nigerian international in his usual manner dominated proceedings in the game from the back and was constantly a thorn in the flesh for opposing attackers as Rangers cruised to an away win.

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His performance on Saturday would earn him plaudits from his manager as well as his new teammates as he continues with the process of settling down in Scotland. Balogun’s international teammate, Joe Aribo, featured in the game. Also, Balogun is the only player from Rangers who made the list dominated by players from defending champions, Celtic (the likes of Jeremie Frimpong, Greg Taylor, and Odsonne Edouard)


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