Encomium has continued to pour in for Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun after Scotland woman’s national team manager Shelley Kerr described him as Rangers’ biggest coup, rangersnews can report.
In a chat with BBC Sportscene, Shelley described Balogun’s dream debut against Aberdeen last weekend as fantastic and thumped up the Nigerian for putting every foot right on his debut.
The former Mainz centre back won the earth of Rangers fans for his stroll in the park performance against Aberdeen as Steven Gerrard men defeated their host 1-0 in the Scottish League opener.
Shelley said Rangers have a lot to be happy for with Balogun in the rank, adding that she was delighted to watch the towering defender carried out his job without any pressure.
“As a centre-back, it is as good a performance as you’ll see for a new club,” Kerr told BBC Sportscene.
“I thought he was outstanding without being under too much pressure. He intercepts, he won every header, the duels he won, he was comfortable driving with the ball into midfield. He was so assured
“I know it’s only one game but Rangers have got themselves a fantastic player there,” Shelley said
Balogun is expected to watch from the stand in Thursday’s Europa League clash against Bayern Leverkusen but he is a sure bet to retain his shirt in matchday 2 fixtures ahead of the defensive duo of George Edmundson and Filip Helander who must work harder to displace him.