Leon Balogun on Okocha over Kanu as Nigeria’s greatest
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Leon Balogun on Okocha over Kanu as Nigeria’s greatest

Most Nigerians name either Austin JayJay Okocha or Nwankwo Kanu as the nation’s best ever talent, and Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has offered reasons for choosing the former.

Having a live chat on Instagram to discuss his career highlights, hopes and regrets among other things, Balogun also had a moment to consider Kanu’s unique qualities he displayed at Ajax Amsterdam and Super Eagles.

“I always admired Kanu, you know he is very tall, very lanky and that’s technical, it is not easy,” said the Wigan Athletic defender.

Without elaborating much, the 31-year-old defender prefers Okocha but not without added high praise for Kanu.

“Even though I picked Jay-Jay, Kanu definitely deserves a lot of respect because he has been through a lot, also physically.

“For me one of the greatest in the history of Nigerian football”. He said in a live Instagram session,” concluded Balogun.

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