Balogun to run in two weeks
Injured Super Eagles star, Leon Aderemi Balogun of German side, Fortuna Dusseldorf, has revealed that in two weeks time he should be fit to run like a footballer.
Super Eagles Media Officer Ben Alaiya quoted Balogun as saying from his German base as saying that his recovery has been phenomenal thanks to the support of his German clubside and those of the Nigeria Football Federation. “As I speak with you, I just came back from the gym”, the told Super Eagles Media Officer; Ben Alaiya. He continues, “and it didn’t just start I have been going through the routine and should be doing bike next week, but all the medics have said is that I should take it a step at a time and hopefully I should be doing ‘Cross Trainer’ next week, which should prepare me for physical running in two weeks time, but I have removed all encumbrances on my toe and walk freely”, he said.
As he has always maintained, Balogun thanked the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation headed by Alhaji Aminu Maigari, for not only visiting him through Technical Committee boss, Christopher Green, but for standing by him through thick and thin. He also revealed that Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has been in constant touch with him and he was sure that he will make a great impact in the national team, if he was selected for the Mundial 2014 championship.
Joseph Yobo and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final match between Nigeria and Burkina at FNB Stadium.