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The Kenneth Omeruo Record neither Troost-Ekong nor Leon Balogun Have

Kenneth Omeruo has been loaned out to five different clubs since his celebrated move to Chelsea from Sunshine Stars in January 2012, Sports&study.org reports.

It is worthy of note that the former Nigeria U20 international has never suffered relegation with any of his clubs since he turned professional, something that his rivals for a starting spot at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong cannot boast of.

ADO Den Haag narrowly beat the drop in Omeruo’s first season as a professional, finishing 15th on the 18-team Eredivisie table and maintained their top-flight status at the end of the 2012-2013 campaign.

The 25-year-old also helped Middlesbrough stay afloat in the Championship in the 18 months he was at the Riverside Stadium.

Kasımpaşa and Alanyaspor, Omeruo’s next two loan clubs, survived the drop during the three seasons he spent in Turkey.

If Leganes are not relegated at the end of this season, it would be the seventh consecutive season that the center back has helped his clubs avoid the drop.

While Leon Balogun suffered relegation with Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2013, Troost Ekong and Dordrecht were demoted from the Eredivisie at the end of the 2014-2015 season.

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