Global soccer governing body, FIFA have named one of the goals scored by Leicester City attacker,Ahmed Musa for the Super Eagles against Iceland among the best so far at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.
Latest updates from FIFA revealed that Musa’s second goal against Iceland is one of the contenders for the 2018 World Cup Goal of The Tournament.
Musa opened the scoring against Iceland with an equally brilliant effort, when he brought the ball down mid-air and drilled a half-volley with same movement into the roof of the net from 12 yards three minutes into the second half.
However, it is his second goal that gets FIFA’s nod, after he surged clear of Arnason, went past Halldorsson and took his time before finding the bottom corner with a player on the line, with Kenneth Omeruo providing the assist.
FIFA has selected the best goals from the first two rounds of games and the striker’s 75th minute goal against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on June 22 made the shortlist.
Musa, though, will have to ward off competition from goals by Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Denis Cheryshev, Nacho, Philippe Coutinho , Dries Mertens, Juan Quintero, Artem Dzyuba, Luka Modric, Jesse Lingard and Ricardo Quaresma.
Meanwhile, Musa is still picking positives from the Super Eagles’ games at this year’s World Cup in Russia, as he believes the team will become stronger from the experience they gained in their three group matches.
Though the scorer of two sensational goals in a 2-0 win against Iceland, during Nigeria’s second match, said he was disappointed with the defeat by Argentina, which sent the Eagles packing, Musa insists they learnt many useful lessons for the future.
While stating that he and the other players are determined to make the country proud of them in future, Musa also gave praises to God for making it possible for him to be part of the team and thanked Eagles’ fans for their support.
Musa stated: “Thank you for all your support throughout this journey. I thank God for this opportunity to represent my country in the World Cup and compete with the best in the world.
”Although we were not victorious, we fought hard until the very end. As you all are, we are also disappointed and will use this as motivation to come back stronger. We are Naija and I hope we can continue to make you all proud.”