Rangers defender Leon Balogun has maintained that he does not regret representing Nigeria ahead of country of birth, Germany.
The 33-year-old defender, who was born in Berlin, West Germany to a Nigerian-Yoruba father and a German mother, opted to play for the West African nation ahead of the European country and he insists he does not have any reason to regret the decision.
“I’ve played a World Cup with Nigeria, I’m going to play Afcon with Nigeria, I have faced great teams with Nigeria so would you regret it?” Balogun posed a question to MTN Nigeria’s We Move With Super Eagles as quoted by allnigeriasoccer.
Balogun’s first appearance for Nigeria came in 2014 when he was called up for the friendly against Mexico as a replacement for Joseph Yobo. Balogun entered at half-time, but was injured after 20 minutes in a collision with signage on the touchline.
He played his second match on March 25, 2015, as Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat against Uganda and his third match was on June 13, 2015, when he featured in a 2-0 win over Chad in the opening game of qualifying for the 2017 African Nations Cup.
In Cameroon, Nigeria have been drawn in Group D alongside Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan and they will open their campaign with a game against the Pharaohs at Roumde Adjia Stadium on January 11