AFCON 2019: What Leon Balogun Said About Mistake Against Madagascar
Leon Balogun (image courtesy: Getty)

Super Eagles star Leon Balogun is frustrated over his lack of playing time at English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, Concise News reports.

The Nigerian has, however, said that despite this development, he was committed to helping the club whenever called upon.

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He did not play a part in the side’s 2-0 loss to Southampton over the weekend, with manager Graham Potter going for a three-man back line.

According to the player, the situation at the club would not demoralise him, as he promised to stay focused.

“I’m not happy about not playing as a regular, but then again, it’s about the collective thing and you have to respect the decision of the manager always,” he told Brila FM.

“It’s not always easy, am not going to lie. There are times when I am angry but you have to try and stay in that positive mood and am a very optimistic person.

“I have to be patient, unfortunately again, but it’s nothing that will break me.”

Falconets Gunning For Gold

Meanwhile, Nigeria thrashed Algeria 3-0 in the semi-finals of the ongoing African Games in Morocco, ending their 12-year wait for a spot in the final of the event.

Nigeria won the competition twice but has failed to reach the final stage since 2007, when the women team last won in Algiers.

Nigeria’s victory came courtesy of two goals from Cynthia Aku and one from Zainab Olapade.

The Falconets will play either Cameroon or Morroco in the final.