Augustine Eguavoen, the temporary coach of the Super Eagles, has made a dig at Rangers’ Leon Balogun over his international snub.
The Ibrox defender has pulled out of Nigeria’s team for the African Cup of Nations.
Since Rangers were knocked out of the Premier Sports Cup semi-finals by Hibs, Balogun has not played for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.
Despite returning to training, the lanky defender hasn’t played a football game this year.
In response to a question about his availability, Eguavoen addressed the Nigerian press:
“The only thing is to change the style of play because the personnel is not there as we expected.
“Leon Balogun, we spoke, back injury. So be it. So we have to just alter the formation and how we approach the games as well but everybody in camp replaces someone who doesn’t matter.
“It is not a right to play for Nigeria, it is a privilege so this is green-white-green, you’re given an opportunity I think you should take it.”
Balogun has played for Nigeria on 43 occasions and has scored a goal since making his debut on the 6th of March, 2014.