Balogun joins Common Goal

Brighton's Nigeria defender Leon Balogun has joined the Common Goal campaign.

The campaign now has 68 male and female players involved from six continents who have generated more than $1 million for high impact community organizations.

"I feel we could be doing more to help those who are less fortunate," Balogun said.

"As football players, we enjoy a high place in society and so we have a very important role to play."

"Joining Common Goal gives me the opportunity to actively help and support people in their communities and open up doors to a better life," he added.

"This gives me so much joy because as footballers we can do a lot to make social impact around the world."

Manchester United's Juan Mata was the first player to join the campaign while Balogun's compatriot William Troost-Ekong, Ghana's David Accam and Lesotho's Bokang Mothoana have also joined.

Uganda international Jean Sseninde was the first African and sole female player from the continent to join the Common Goal initiative.

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