Don’t Blame Balogun, Troost-Ekong For S’Eagles Loss To CAR -Lawal


Former Nigerian winger, Garba Lawal has absolved Super Eagles duo of Leon Balogun and Willian Troost-Ekong of any fault in Nigeria’s 1-0 loss to the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Recall that a lack of communication between Ekong and Balogun gifted CAR’s striker Karl Namnganda the opportunity to score the winning goal at the Teslima Balogun Stadium.

In a chat on Brila FM, Lawal said that the entire team should take responsibility of the mistake that led to the goal without pointing accusing fingers on the two defenders.

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“If there are no mistakes, there won’t be goals, so the blame should be collective, the entire team should take responsibility and bounce back.

The three-time Africa Cup of Nations champions are expected to redeem their image as they tackle CAR in the reverse fixture on Sunday in Douala, Cameroon.

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