Musa Gets Special Role Upfront Against Bafana


Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker, Ahmed Musa is set get a key role upfront with the Super Eagles against South Africa, as Nigeria’s coach, Gernot Rohr plans to deploy the stand-in captain as a ‘roving striker.’

In contrast with initial reports that Musa would be lined out as Nigeria’s ‘arrow head’ for Saturday’s game at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, latest information reaching indicates that the former Leicester City star will start down the left-wing.

The formation being planned by Rohr has Musa on the left, Moses Simon down the right and Isaac Success through the middle, with the skipper getting special duties to oscilate and alternate with the other two.

That could now see Musa pop into several positions upfront on Saturday, as Rohr wants him to replicate the same form that saw him net twice against Iceland at the World Cup and once versus Seychelles, with a thundering opening strike, at the restart of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

Musa will now be expected to replicate the same form against Bafana Bafana, playing alongside Success as the arrow head, in the starting line up for the first time, while Simon steps in for Samuel Kalu, who goes to the bench due to his late arrival in camp.

However, in the team’s Wednesday evening training, Musa played as a top striker, with Kelechi Iheanacho pairing him in a 4-4-2 formation for Team A, who were beaten 2-1 by Team B.


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