I’ve Never Seen So Many Joyful Faces Supporting Us Like The Match Against Black Stars In Abuja- Leon

April, 1 2022.

Leon Balogun who wrote to Nigerians on his social media page, expressed gratitude to Nigerians for the show of love and support for the Super Eagles. He also showed surprise in the number of fans that were present at the Stadium.

“Thank you to all my fellow Nigerians for the support you’ve shown us from afar, In front of your TVs, in Kumasi but especially in Abuja. In my 8 years as Super Eagle, I have never seen so many hopeful and joyful faces supporting us, pushing us on relentlessly to reach our common goal and it was both incredibly touching and overwhelming”.

The Super Eagles defender who was hurt by the exit of Nigeria from the World Cup race, asked Nigerians for forgiveness as their best wasn’t good enough to qualify Nigeria for Qatar 2022.

“Everybody tried, everybody wanted to qualify so bad and play at the World Cup 2022, some for the first time, for another one last time. The harder it is to accept that our best individually as well as collectively wasn’t good enough to make that happen. I will probably always remember this painful exit as my darkest hour with the national team. As players, we understand how much of an impact football can have on the mood of the nation. Therefore, we share your disappointment, frustration and the pain. Please let’s not allow emotions over what is out of our control now to get in the way of what there is to achieve in the future. Players and coaches will come and go, but remember you and your support will always be needed as vital part of the Super Eagles. Please Nigerians don’t be angry, let’s move forward in Unity”, he concluded.

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun also went to the dressing room of the Black Stars immediately after the match to congratulate them, showing unity among Africans.

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