Ba­lo­gun, Omeruo salute Ea­gles’ tri­umph over Cameroon

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar

Su­per Ea­gles de­fender Leon Ba­lo­gun says ‘the team’ was the only star af­ter Nige­ria’s sump­tu­ous per­for­mance saw them over­came arch ri­vals In­domitable Lions of Cameroon by 3-0 in Brus­sels on Sun­day.

The FSV Mainz player took to so­cial media to celebrate the mo­men­tous vic­tory over the Cameroo­ni­ans, say­ing that it’s the per­fect re­sponse af­ter Thurs­day’s hu­mil­i­at­ing 2-0 loss to the Red Devils of Congo.

“Im­pres­sive per­for­mance from the Su­per Ea­gles. That’s how you bounce back, thanks for all the love, but there’s only one star ‘the team,” the Ondo state in­di­gene who played all 90 min­utes in the tie wrote on twit­ter.

Other play­ers who ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the dis­play and re­sult via same medium as Ba­lo­gun in­clude Ken­neth Omeruo and Alex Iwobi.

Re­act­ing to the win Omeruo who didn’t fea­ture in the last two games due to in­jury, de­scribed the win as great.

“Bravo guys, great win,” the Kasim­pasa de­fender wrote.

Ar­se­nal’s Iwobi, who came on as a sec­ond half sub­sti­tute, ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness for earn­ing his sec­ond cap for the cap. The young­ster wrote: “Beat Cameroon 3-0. Glad to get my sec­ond cap for the Su­per Ea­gles.”

Mean­while, man­ager Sun­day Oliseh has ded­i­cated the team’s win to fans who showed their sup­port in spite of all the set­backs.

The Ea­gles bounced back from Thurs­day’s loss to Congo to trounce their age-long ri­vals, de­spite an ugly spat be­tween Oliseh and for­mer goal­keeper Vin­cent Enyeama.

The row led to ac­cu­sa­tions and counter-ac­cu­sa­tions from both men be­fore Enyeama an­nounced his re­tire­ment from in­ter­na­tional football as a re­sult.

Oliseh wrote on his Twit­ter han­dle yesterday “I ded­i­cate this scin­til­lat­ing vic­tory of the Su­per Ea­gles over Cameroon to all ‘true’ Naija fans who ir­re­spec­tive of all the lies be­lieved.”

Su­per Ea­gles line-up dur­ing a re­cent in­ter­na­tional match.

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