- Leon Balogun has tendered an apology for the mistake he made against Madagascar
- His blunder gave Madagascar their first goal in 2-0 win over the Super Eagles
- Kenneth Omeruo is expected to take his place in Super Eagles' next game at AFCON 2019
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has tendered an apology for the mistake he made while playing for Nigeria against Madagascar at the 2019 African Nations Cup.
Balogun's mistake against Madagascar in Super Eagles' final Group B game at the AFCON made many Nigerians livid.
He had the chance to clear the ball from danger after receiving a pass from John Ogu, but the Premier League star miscalculated his steps and gave Madagascar the goal.
Madagascar went on to win the match 2-0 as they scored another goal in the second half to finish Group B as toppers with seven points.
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Football fans kicked against Leon Balogun's mistake against Madagascar with many telling Gernot Rohr not to give him a chance again in the team.
The 31-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion star has now apologized for his mistake.
''You can love me or either leave me, but I'm only human & I make mistakes. Try not to hold that against me tho.
''I accept full responsibility for my actions, so if ya'll expect me to be perfect, I apologize for being human. No mistake's too great to recover and bounce back,'' Balogun said on his social media account.
Meanwhile, Leon Balogun may not play for Nigeria in their next game which is the knockout stage as Kenneth Omeruo is expected to return to the first team.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr explained that Madagascar were the better side after his wards were defeated 2-0 in AFCON 2019 encounter on Sunday, June 30.
The Super Eagles' defeat against Madagascar was their first loss at the 2019 AFCON as they finished runners up in Group B with six points.
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