Birthday Poem For Leon Balogun By Marylyn Womi Hastings

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun is 31 today!

Pan African Queen/Goddess who also have green and white bleeding in her veins, Marylyn Womi Hastings dedicates this master piece to Aderemi.

CHILD OF THE SUN

Mixed with milk and chocolate, his life is sweet.
Smiling and laughing, his eyes are peaceful.
Running and defending, he knows his roots.
Far away in a distant land, we call you, Iroko.
 
You may not know us, but get the message
Your Ancestors await, your warm embrace
Your forefathers are calling; listen to their Ancestral voices.
 
Aderemi is the name they gave you;
You took away their sorrow, you blessed child!
Fill our hearts with joy
Free our spirits from pain
Come to this land and make us soar
Yes, we shall soar because you are The Eagle with a golden heart.

You are the hope of the Eaglets
And the pride of your father.
You are the reason we resonate songs of praise;
We await the child of the sun in peace.

© Marylyn Womi Hastings

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NPFL LEAGUE TABLE

POS.
CLUB
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Plateau Utd
25
14
7
4
36
15
21
49
2
Rivers Utd
25
13
6
6
28
15
13
45
3
Lobi Stars
25
12
7
6
26
19
7
43
4
Rangers Intl
24
10
7
7
25
20
5
37
5
Enyimba
20
11
3
6
30
20
10
36
6
Akwa United
25
8
11
6
23
22
1
35
7
Kano Pillars
24
8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
Dakkada FC
26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
Sunshine Stars
25
9
7
9
27
29
-2
34
10
Katsina Utd
24
9
7
8
18
25
-7
37
11
Warri Wolves
24
9
6
9
25
23
2
33
12
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
25
10
3
12
25
28
-3
22
13
Heartland
25
9
5
11
21
21
0
32
14
MFM FC
25
8
7
10
19
19
0
31
15
Wikki Tourists
25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
31
16
Abia Warriors
25
8
6
11
23
28
-5
30
17
Nasarawa Utd
25
8
5
12
27
27
0
29
18
Jigawa GS
25
9
2
14
25
35
-10
29
19
Kwara Utd
25
8
4
13
23
33
-10
28
20
Adamawa Utd
25
6
2
17
17
47
-30
20