Leon Balogun: Brighton boss confirms Nigerian picked up injury after Ukraine tie

Leon Balogun: Brighton boss confirms Nigerian picked up injury after Ukraine tie

- Leon Balogun may not be available for his Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend

- The 31-year-old was invited for the Super Eagles friendly against Ukraine but did not feature in the game

- Brighton boss Potter confirms the Nigerian and Bissouma are doubtful for their weekend's clash

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun is doubtful for his Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend.

The Seagulls welcome 12th place Burnley to the American Express Community Stadium for their match day five encounter.

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Baogun was among the foreign based players for the international friendly match against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena earlier this week.

But he was included in the match day squad against the European giants with Semi Ajayi taking his place beside Willian Troost-Ekong at the heart of defence.

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Brighton coach Graham Potter has however confirmed the Nigerian international, alongside Malian midfieder Yves Bissouma will not be available for his side.

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The 31-year-old made just eight appearances for Brighton last season and scored one goal in the process. He has also featured for the club once since the start of this season.

Balogun was part of the Super Eagles that won bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship staged in Egypt.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria held Ukraine to 2-2 draw in an international friendly match at the Dnipro Arena.

A goal each from Victor Osimhen and Joe Aribo powered the Super Eagles to two goals lead in the first half.

But the hosts salvaged a draw for themselves after scoring two quick goals towards the end of the game to share the spoils at the end of the encounter.

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