Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has hit back at critics over his role in Nigeria's 2 - 0 defeat to Madagascar at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

During the final Group B game against the AFCON debutants on Sunday, Balogun committed an error that gifted the opponent an early goal inside the opening 13 minutes.

Later in the 53 minutes, Nigeria conceded a second goal which confirmed Madagascar's qualification to the next stage with seven points ahead of Nigeria's six points.

Reacting to the criticism he received for his blunder during the game, the Brighton & Hove Albion defender wrote: 'you can love me or either leave me, but I'm only human & I make mistakes. Try not to hold that against me tho. I accept full responsibility for my actions, so if ya'll expect me to be perfect, I apologize for being human. No mistake's too great to recover and bounce back.'

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