2022 WCQ: Don’t Blame Balogun, Troost-Ekong For Super Eagles’ Loss To CAR -Lawal
Former Nigerian winger, Garba Lawal has absolved Super Eagles duo of Leon Balogun and Willian Troost-Ekong of any fault in Nigeria’s 1-0 loss to the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Recall that a lack of communication between Ekong and Balogun gifted CAR’s striker Karl Namnganda the opportunity to score the winning goal at the Teslima Balogun Stadium.
In a chat on Brila FM, Lawal said that the entire team should take responsibility of the mistake that led to the goal without pointing accusing fingers on the two defenders.
“If there are no mistakes, there won’t be goals, so the blame should be collective, the entire team should take responsibility and bounce back.
The three-time Africa Cup of Nations champions are expected to redeem their image as they tackle CAR in the reverse fixture on Sunday in Douala, Cameroon.