Leon Balogun calls out NFF over inhumane treatment of Super Eagles players


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Rangers defender, Leon Balogun, has criticized the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), over the inhumane treatment they give to the Super Eagles players and coaches.

Balogun wondered why the NFF has not provided a permanent base for the team’shome matches.

He also hhit out at the accommodation provided and the conditions of pitches for these games.

Akwa Ibom used to be the Super Eagles base for their home matches, but in recent years, the team has had to travel to different parts of the country to play its home games.

The Super Eagles hosted Sierra Leone in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

However, they hosted Lesotho in their final qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. However, Balogun is not happy with the arrangement.

“We are not being provided with the best to do our job,” Balogun told the beautiful game podcast.

“It starts with pitches, or it starts with accommodation, but it goes on to the pitches and all these kinds of things.

“If you want to see us soar, then you need to make sure back home in Nigeria we have the best possibilities. Why don’t we have a base in Nigeria, where we meet up like St. George’s Park in England. We don’t have something like that.”

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