Glasgow Rangers and Super Eagles center back Leon Balogun is expected to be back in training today (Sunday, 5 December 2021) after the back injury that has kept him away from the club’s games since the arrival of new head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst at the Scottish side.
Balogun last played for his team in the defeat to Hibernian in the Premier Sports Cup.
Balogun was not available for the club’s 3-0 win at home over Dundee on Saturday evening in which compatriot Joe Aribo scored the first goal of the match.
“Yes, Leon will train with the squad on Sunday so we have to see his fitness in the coming days but he is a player who we will have back soon,” van Bronckhorst told the media.
Speaking on the return to full fitness of former Nigeria U-20 star Nnamdi Oforborh who joined the Gers from English Championship side Bourtsmouth, van Bronckhorst failed to give a definite timescale when the stricken star who has a heart issue will be available.
“He is still being tested, spoke with him when I arrived and we just have to wait until he sees the doctors and the results, we can go from there but so far nothing is decided.”
Rangers are leading the Scottish Premiership with 39 points from 16 games, seven points adrift of second placed Celtic FC.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.