Musa Accepts Captain’s Duty For AFCON Qualifier


Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker, Ahmed Musa has accepted the duty of once again captaining the Super Eagles for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, and says he will try to make the best of it. learnt that Musa was speaking after Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr confirmed him as skipper, ahead of Eddy Ogenyi Onazi, and the in-form attacker, who also captained Nigeria in the last AFCON qualifier in Victoria, Seychelles says he is rearing to go.

Musa made the best of his return to wearing the captain’s band by scoring a sizzling opening goal in the Eagles’ 3-0 whitewash of Seychelles last time out, but he says the story in Uyo this Saturday will be better than that.

The former Kano Pillars, VV Venlo of Holland, CSKA Moscow of Russia and Leicester City of England star said the Eagles will cope well in the absence of their captain, John Mikel Obi and get victory over Libya on Saturday.

Musa declared: “I’m ready to play on Saturday. I would like to repeat what happened in the game against Seychelles.

“If I can score that would be good, but what matters is that we win the match at home to Libya. It’s a special game
“We will definitely miss the captain. We all understand his importance to the team.

“We have players who are capable of filling the void. We certainly missed some players against Seychelles but copped.

“William Troost Ekong missed out of the Seychelles fixture but he is fully back for the Libyan test.

“We haven’t been to the last editions of the AFCON. The players are looking forward to qualifying for the competition.’

“We are training ahead of the two games against Libya. There is no point jumping ship. The focus is on the first one on Saturday.”


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