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Nigeria’s Leon Balogun named in Scottish Premiership Team of the week

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Leon Balogun, one of  Glasgow Rangers latest signing was named in the Scottish Premiership Team of the Week following the conclusion of the match day two fixtures.

Football statistics website Whoscored.com has unveiled a ceremonial starting line-up containing the most outstanding players in the last round of matches, with the Nigeria international picked as one of the two central defenders.

According to  allnigeriasoccer.com, Balogun earned this unique accolade, for his performance against St. Mirren, helping goalkeeper Jonathan McLaughlin to post a shutout in back-to-back matches.

Of the eleven players named in the Team of the Week, Balogun, the Rangers number 26 was the third best ranked player with a rating of 8.5, behind Hibernian center forward Kevin Nisbet (9.3) and Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos (9.2).

The former Wigan Athletic and Brighton & Hove man was accurate in 91.2 percent of his passes, made one dribble and two tackles.

Against St. Mirren, Balogun dominated the strikers he faced, including Nigerian Jonathan Obika.

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