Balogun reacts after Super Falcons star joins Common Goal

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/06/2019

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun reacts after Super Falcons star Onome Ebi become the third Nigerian to join the Common Goal ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

The 36-year-old currently playing for Chinese Super League club Henan Huishang, has pledged 1% of her football salary to help young people around the world through football charities.

Ebi becomes the third Nigerian in Common Goal, after Serie A and Super Eagles defender Willian Troost-Ekong of Udinese, and Brighton defender Balogun.

The West Berlin-born express his joy on Common Goal Twitter handle after Super Falcons star make it 100 players that have joined the curse with male and female footballers equal with exactly 50-50 for both genders.

Balogun welcomed his fellow Nigerian international to Common Goal: “Welcome to this wonderful team Onome. Thanks for joining the cause and as they say all great things come in threes - so welcome as the 3rd member of the Nigerian football squad, along with William Ekong and myself, to join this incredible movement. So let’s soar and keep the flag flying high!”

Ebi will be making her fifth FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance (most by any player, either male or female) as Falcons are up against Norway in their first match at the Stade Auguste Delauney in Reimson Saturday, before other Group A matches against Korea Republic(Grenoble, 12th June) and host nation France (Rennes, 17th June).