Ahmed Musa Discusses International Retirement, Eagles Records


Ahmed Musa has set his sights on reaching many milestones for the country before calling it quit.

Musa is the only Nigerian to score two goals in a world cup match, and the first Nigerian to score in more than one world cup edition.


The former Kano Pillars Winger is confident of setting more records with the national team before hanging his boots.


“Since I started my career with the national team, I’ve always broken records. I am now the highest scorer in the history of the World Cup for Nigeria,” Musa said.


“I think with the years I have remaining with the national team, I will reach more records than my former teammates.


Musa has embraced life in Saudi Arabia with Al Nassr and said it wasn’t difficult for him to adapt thanks to the huge Nigerian presence in the kingdom.


“Back in my country (Nigeria), everyone always comes to Saudi, so I know the lifestyle here. So, nobody asks me how I cope or what I do in Saudi because Nigerians are always here.”


The Eagles’ captain has 87 caps for the national team and scored 15 goals in the process. He was part of the team that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013.


At just 27 years of age, Musa is poised to equal former Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama’s record of 101 appearances.


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