As the monitoring of national team players continues ahead of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, the only injured player of the team, Leon Aderemi Balogun of German side, Fortuna Dusseldorf, has revealed that in two weeks time he should be fit to once again run like a footballer.
Speaking from his German base on progress made so far regarding his recovery after getting injured in the international friendly against Mexico last month in Atlanta, USA, Balogun said his recovery has been phenomenal thanks to the support of his German clubside and those of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“As I speak with you, I just came back from the gym,” he told Super Eagles Media Officer; Ben Alaiya.
“And it didn’t just start I have been going through the routine and should be doing bike next week, but all the medics have said is that I should take it a step at a time and hopefully I should be doing ‘Cross Trainer’ next week, which should prepare me for physical running in two weeks time, but I have removed all encumbrances on my toe and walk freely,” he continued.
As he has always maintained, Balogun thanked the NFF leadership, headed by Alhaji Aminu Maigari, for not only visiting him through Technical Committee boss, Christopher Green, but for standing by him through thick and thin. He also revealed that Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has been in constant touch with him and he was sure that he will make a great impact in the national team, if he was selected for the Mundial 2014 championship.
“I am happy that I chose to play for Nigeria, because this injury has shown how caring our people are, the promise I will make is that if I make the World Cup squad I will give my all at the championship.”