Lesotho tough for Eagles despite easy win – Musa

…drops retirement hint Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has played down their 4-2 win over Lesotho in a 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, saying the Southern Africans gave them a tough tie. The Eagles came from a goal down to record an emphatic 4-2 victory in Maseru Sunday evening and the Al Nasr of Saudi Arabia forward insisted Lesotho proved a tough nut to crack for them. ”The  team played very good, as you can see we came back from a goal down to win, it’s not that easy.…

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Musa raises the alarm over synthetic pitch in Lesotho

…insists Eagles’ll take maximum points   Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has voiced out the concerns of his teammates who will play on the synthetic pitch when they face Lesotho in Maseru in their second 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying match on Sunday. Eagles will be looking to consolidate on their 2-1 win over Benin Republic in their campaign opener in Uyo when they face Lesotho on Sunday but the Al Nasr of Saudi forward said it was going to be a difficult game for his side because they…

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Musa out of Ukraine friendly game

…as Ekong, Etebo lead Super Eagles to Dnipro     Saudi Arabia-based Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, will not be part of the Super Eagles friendly game against Ukraine scheduled for Dnipro on Tuesday due to injury. The former Leicester City winger pulled out of the trip on Thursday night as a result of injury that has failed to heal as quickly as he expected, adding to the earlier forced withdrawals of defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Henry Onyekuru.Meanwhile, Italy –based defender William Ekong…

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Musa charges Olympic Eagles to win in Sudan

Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa has charged the U-23 National Team, Olympic Eagles, to go all out and make the nation proud as the team intensified preparations for the final round of this year’s U-23 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan. Musa made the call when he showed up at the team’s training session at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Sunday evening. The Eagles’ skipper added that with hard work and dedication, the team can beat Sudan in Omdurman to stand a bright chance to qualify for the forthcoming U-23…

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Ahmed Musa charges Olympic Eagles to go for win in Sudan

Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa has charged the U23 National Team, Olympic Eagles, to go all out and make the nation proud as the team intensified preparations for the final round of this year’s U23 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan. Musa made the call when he showed up at the team’s training session at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Sunday evening. The Eagles’ skipper added that with hard work and dedication, the team can beat Sudan in Omdurman to stand a bright chance to qualify for the forthcoming U23…

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Musa excited to end five-month goal drought

Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia striker, Ahmed Musa, has admitted he was relieved on Thursday to finally end a run that saw him pass through five months without scoring for his club. In what appeared as a huge slump, after his bright start to life in the oil-rich Middle East country, Musa went on a barren run that dated back to November 2018, when he last scored in the Saudi Professional League. However, all that changed on Thursday, as Musa ended his 13-game goal drought with a brace in Al Nassr’s…

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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Eagles set to feast on Pirates

Musa insists on big win over Seychelles   The Super Eagles have already booked their place in the 2019 African Cup of Nations but pride and ambition to stay atop Group E of the qualifying series will galvanise them to victory over Seychelles when they clash at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba today. The Pirates are the whipping boys of the group but the Super Eagles only managed a 3-0 victory over the tiny Island country in the reverse fixture in September 2018 but the three-time African champions will be…

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CAF Player of the Year Award: Musa, Ighalo, Iwobi get nomination

●Oshoala battles Ordega, Oparanozie, others for Women’s top prize   Super Eagles stars Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi are among 34 players nominated for this year’s CAF African Player of the Year. Musa was Africa’s top performer at this year’s World Cup where he scored one of the goals of the tournament in the 2-0 win over Iceland in Volgograd which makes him the country’s all-time leading scorer at the Mundial while Ighalo finished as one of the leading scorers in the Chinese Super League and he also…

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Battle of Jo ’burg: Musa, Iwobi lead Eagles’ revenge mission

Nigeria and South Africa will continue their rivalry today as the Super Eagles battle Bafana Bafana in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Billed for the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, this match promises to be explosive going by the determination of both sides to take the full points as the winner is guaranteed a place in the tournament scheduled to take place in Cameroon between June and July. Nigeria had a poor start following a 2-0 loss in Uyo in their first meeting and it was…

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Musa insists on full points against B’Bafana

Super Eagles vice-captain Ahmed Musa believes a draw against South Africa will be enough to earn the Nigerian national team a ticket to the 2019 African Cup of Nations but they would aim for the full points when the two sides clash in the qualifier in Johannesbourg later in the month. Musa insisted Bafana Bafana’s shock 2-0 defeat of the Eagles in Uyo was still fresh in the players’ memory and would be one of the factors that will propel them to victory on November 17. The ex-Kano Pillars, VV…

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