Born on Oct 14, 1992, Ahmed Musa is currently Nigeria’s maximum goalscorer at the FIFA Planet Cup with 4 aims.
The forward turns 30 now (Friday October 14, 2022).
In this article, SportsRation correspondent Nsikakabasi Akpan presents a throwback at Ahmed Musa’s aims and his spot in Nigeria’s Globe Cup historical past.
Ahmed Musa has four objectives at the FIFA Entire world Cup to edge the likes of Rashidi Yekini, Daniel Amokachi, Finidi George and Kalu Uche .
The latest Tremendous Eagles skipper bagged a brace at the 2014 and 2018 World Cup tournaments to get to this illustrious stead.
With the Eagles dominated out of the world’s most important footballing party in 2022, Ahmed Musa will not have opportunity to extend his tally.
Nigeria confronted Argentina in it is final Team F match of the 2014 FIFA Planet Cup in Brazil.
In the sport at Porto Alegre, Ahmed Musa scored his very first two globe cup targets but that wasn’t plenty of to preserve Nigeria from a 3-2 decline to a Lionel Messi inspired Argentine staff .
That was the initially time a Nigerian player scored a brace in a FIFA Planet Cup video game. For a youngster as he was then, that was a unforgettable and satisfied working day in his occupation.
” I truly feel so happy scoring two objectives in opposition to a Messi-impressed group, ” Musa advised the Publish match interview right after the match.
” Previously mentioned all, I am happier that we have qualified for the 2nd round. We are heading to strengthen additional in the 2nd spherical.
” I know that it is not effortless. But we are identified to do much better than we did in prior Planet Cups. ” The ahead mentioned.
In the 2nd sport of the 2018 Globe Cup vs Iceland, Ahmed Musa scored a brace to support Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles to a 2- win.
The activity at Volgograd observed Musa come to be the very first Nigerian to rating at two Globe Cup’s (2014, 2018).
Musa fired the Eagles in front with a sweet 50 percent-volley early into the 2nd fifty percent right before adding a next in the 75th minute to secure utmost details for Nigeria.
Ahmed Musa is one particular participant who has enjoyed a lot of a long time in the Super Eagles roster growing from a teenager to skipper and holder of 107 caps. .
The current Super Eagles skipper skipped the past global window with harm sustained in motion for his Turkish Super Ligue facet Sivaspor.
At 30, Musa could nevertheless be available for the 2026 FIFA Entire world Cup to have a probability to score much more planet cup ambitions but that will count on his conditioning and productiveness at club amount.