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Zambia not a threat, We are already in Russia – Leon Balogun

Super Eagles Germany based defender, Leon Balogun, has dismissed the as mere boasting, warnings from the Chipolopolo of Zambia that they will be in Uyo to pick the available three points over the Super Eagles, and open the Africa group B qualifying of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Balogun, who plays for Mainz 05 in the Germany Bundels Liga urged Nigerians to disregard the mind games of the Chipolopolo Coach, insisting that the Eagles are Russia bound.

The defender, who won the heart of Uyo fans as he was arguably one of the Eagles stand-out players in the double header against Cameroon this month, has made eight appearances for the Super Eagles since he made his debut in 2014.

Zambia having beaten Algeria home and away in the last round of qualifiers have boasted that their new youthful team will beat the Super Eagles on October 7 in Uyo to leave the group qualifying ticket open.

The Chipolopolo have reportedly concluded plans to train in Ghana for the game with the FAZ president, Andrew Kamanga, revealing that the former African champions would also camp in Spain.

However the Mainz 05 defender has said that there is no cause for alarm as the Eagles are well aware of the task ahead.

“We are unbeaten so far in the World Cup qualifiers. The way we presented ourselves as a team so far, I think there is no need for one not to be confident.

“I don’t say it’s not possible that we lose, but I want to win and I think the whole team want to win and everybody wants to go to Russia and what better way to qualify than to do it in front of your fans. So let’s all just be confident.”


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