Balogun expressed his grouse against Nigerian football administrators in an interview with “The Beautiful Game” podcast. This is coming a day after an athlete in the ongoing Olympic in Tokyo, Blessing Okagbare did the same.
“You hear about other players and why can’t they not perform in the Super Eagles. We have to be honest, the infrastructure, we are not being provided with the best minerals to do our job,” Balogun said.
“It starts with pitches or it starts with accommodation but it goes on to pitches and all these kinds of things.
“And as I said I’m always quite outspoken, probably I know if some people hear that they might come after me but I don’t care because that’s just how it is.”
Balogun said he is “not afraid to speak my mind even if it’s with the coach or the manager” or being dubbed as a “trouble maker.”
“About the bonuses, it’s not even a secret. I’ve read something recently where people in charge contradict themselves saying things have been paid then they admit they haven’t been paid,” Balogun said.
The Rangers defender said rather than speak the truth, “everybody is so concerned about the look of Nigeria and we that we have to represent Nigeria well and we cannot embarrass Nigeria” and tells authorities to “make sure you’re not embarrassing Nigeria with your own action.”
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