Leon Balogun in action for Rangers

Leon Balogun to Rangers: The return of the Oyinbo Wall ?

Since 2016, Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong have been defensive partners for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. They featured together severally, including at the 2018 World Cup, building a solid partnership and earning the nickname, “Oyinbo Wall”. The name was given to the foreign-born centre back pair, for their very obvious ‘light-skinned’ complexion.

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The ‘Oyinbo Wall’ partnership however ended abruptly after the World Cup, with Leon Balogun losing his place at Brighton. Troost-Ekong has since been playing in the heart of the Super Eagles defence with several other players. Kenneth Omeruo and Semi Ajayi have both done well, with the former playing alongside Ekong during AFCON 2019 .

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On the 28th of August 2020, Premier League side Crystal Palace signed Anglo Nigerian playmaker Eberechi Eze on from English Championship side Queens Park Rangers on a five-year contract. With the transfer reportedly around £17m, he became the club’s second newbie of the summer 2020 transfer window. Continue reading Eze Eberechi’s dilemma: Soar with the Eagles or Hunt with the Lions?