Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has been suspended against Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague within the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg tie at Sinobo Stadium.
The 32-year-old Nigeria international has been a daily for Steven Gerard’s Rangers after making 25 appearances thus far this season.
Rangers will hope to continue their fine run in Europe within the Czech Republic but without the Balogun, after receiving his second booking during the 5-2 convert Royal Antwerp within the last 32.
However, Balogun’s fellow Nigeria international Joe Aribo are going to be available for selection for the newly crowned Scottish champions.
Both players are called up by the Super Eagles for AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho later this month.
Slavia Prague also will line up another Nigeria star, Peter Olayinka, during a first-ever clash between the 2 sides.