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Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen 23 others make Super Eagles list for Cote D’ivoire, Tunisia friendly matches

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up 25 players ahead of October’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria.

Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), disclosed in a statement on Monday in Abuja that five other players have been put on standby.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the friendlies are the three-times African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic.

Rohr has listed the team’s top names such as Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as new brooms Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke.

Former FIFA Under-17 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Dele Alampasu returns to the group, as well as midfielder Mikel Agu.

Captain of the most recent Nigeria under-17 squad, Samson Tijani, will join up with the elite, as well as Portugal-based exciting wing-back Zaidu Sanusi.

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, now in The Netherlands, is heading to Austria for the games, just as England-based forward Kelechi Iheanacho also returns.

Victor Osimhen, now in Italy with Napoli, and another former U17 World Cup winner Samuel Chukwueze are also called up.

The Super Eagles, now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, will take on the Elephants on Oct. 9.

They will four days later engage the Carthage Eagles, who are second in Africa in the rankings.

Both games have been arranged by the NFF to prepare the Super Eagles for the next rounds of 2022 AFCON qualifiers, home and away against Sierra Leone in November.

THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Standby: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands).

Musa Congratulates Buhari On His Re-election As President

Super Eagles Star, Musa mother dies

Nigerian footballer, Ahmed Musa loses his mum?

It has been reported that Super Eagles star,Ahmed Musa, has lost his mum, Sarah Moses.

The footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr shared the sad news this afternoon via his Instagram account. He wrote: ‘ what a sad day of my life, just lose my mum ‘

 

Football: Iwobi, Iheanacho, Musa Spearhead Eagles’ Revenge Mission Against Bafana

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Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi; Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho and Al Nasr of Saudi Arabia winger, Ahmed Musa will lead Nigeria’s revenge mission at the FNB Stadium on Saturday when they take on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The trio and eight other members of Gernot Rohr’s 23-man team who were expected to land in Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday were in the June 10,2017 squad that set an unwanted record of being the first Nigerian team to lose to South Africa in a competitive game.

South Africa came to the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo,saw and conquered with two second half goals scored by Tokelo Rantie and Percy Muzi Tau.

Iheanacho is well aware of the need to make amends with a success of a revenge mission albeit their names will never be forgotten whenever the history of games between Nigeria and South Africa is to be told.

Golakeeper – Ikechukwu Ezenwa;defender,Kenneth Omeruo, midfielder Mikel Agu and forward,Ahmed Musa were unused substitutes in
that game.

For Rohr, a win for Nigeria will not only seal their passage to Cameroun 2019 for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations, it will also be sweet revenge mission accomplished as the Bafana Bafana gave him his first loss as manager of the Super Eagles.

Eagles players are serious to close gap on South Africa, Libya, thrash Seychelles in AFCON qualifier

Image result for ahmed musaIt was celebration yesterday for stand-in captain Ahmed Musa who led the Super Eagles to record their first win of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers after defeating Seychelles 3-0 in their Group E clash in Victoria on Saturday.

Goals from Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo gave the Gernot Rohr’s men a comfortable win in the encounter.

The win puts the Eagles in third position with three points in the group following a goalless draw between table toppers Libya and second placed South Africa, who both have four points, in Durban on Saturday.

The win was the first for the Eagles in two years away from home. Their last away win was against Zambia in Ndola in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in October 2016.

With several team regulars, including captain Mikel Obi out due to injuries, Rohr handed a debut to Bordeaux forward Samuel Kalu while Francis Uzoho started in goal with Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogun in the defence. Wilfred Ndidi and Ogenyi Onazi were in the midfield while Musa, Kalu, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo were in the attack.

Nigeria, who struggled on the artificial pitch, dominated the match from the start pegging the hosts back at Stade Linte. The Eagles were aggressive in the attack with Kalu and Musa constantly troubling the hosts and forcing them to defend in numbers.

The hosts packed their defence in the first half and soaked the pressure piled by Nigeria until the deadlock was broken after 15 minutes. Musa fired home a thunderous strike from the edge of the box which beat Jerome Longueuil in goal for Seychelles.

The Eagles doubled their lead in the 34th minute when Awaziem finished off a rebound after Iheanacho’s free kick bounced off the upright. Ighalo fluffed a chance to make it 3-0 three minutes later – after he beat the offside trap by the Seychelles defenders, his lob over the goalkeeper came off the crossbar.

At the start of the second half, the Eagles continued piling pressure on the hosts and were rewarded with a goal three minutes before the hour mark. Kalu was brought down in the box and the resultant spot kick was converted by Ighalo, for his fifth Nigeria goal and to end his nine-game goal drought for the Eagles.

The China-based striker missed another chance several minutes later after he failed to shoot clearly on target.

Rohr brought on Oghenekaro Etebo for Iheanacho, Semi Ajayi for Awaziem, who was injured, and Henry Onyekuru for Kalu but neither of them could add to the tally.

The Eagles host Libya in their next match in October while Seychelles travel to South Africa.

Football: Musa scores on his debut for Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking forward to scoring more goals for Saudi Arabian side, Al Nassr, after opening his goal account for the club in Monday’s Arab Champions League round of 32 clash against Al Jazira of UAE. 

Musa, who came in as a second half substitute for Moroccan midfielder, Noureddine Amrabat in the encounter scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory

Yahia Alshehri put Al Nassr ahead in the 15th minute of the encounter but the hosts rallied back seven minutes later to grab the equaliser through Mohamed Jamal.

“Just the beginning 🙏👌💙💛,” reads a tweet on his Twitter handle.

Al Nasser celebrated Musa’s brilliant debut showing and goal by tweeting their appreciation and photos of the player during the match.

“The Nigerian eagle 🦅 Ahmed Musa @Ahmedmusa718 made his debut, added the second goal for #ALNASSR showing an outstanding pace⚡️,” the club tweeted after the match.

Musa only resumed training with Al Nassr last week Friday following his arrival from English Premier League club, Leicester City.

 

Musa quits Leicester City for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr on a four-year deal

Image result for ahmed musaIf the reports reaching Fujiipop is anything to go by, Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, 25, has joined Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr on a four-year deal from Leicester City.

Al-Nassr announced this morning that he had signed a four-year contract but did not disclose the transfer fee.

According to unconfirmed reports, Leicester City received a fee of £14.8m with several add-ons, which will see the deal rise to as high as £25m. The deal is expected to make him the highest-paid Nigerian footballer when the transfer fee is revealed.

 

The Super Eagles forward was the Foxes’ record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6million in 2016, but struggled for playing time and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for part of last season.

Pavard defeats Super Eagles star, Musa in World Cup Best Goal

France Defender Pavard Wins  2018 World Cup Best Goal AwardFrance defender, Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike in his country’s 4-3 Second Round win against Argentina has been voted as the best goal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

He defeated  Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa in the contest after the nominees run votes but Pavard won the best according to reports.

The goal was selected in an online poll where over three million FIFA.com users casted their votes.

Pavard’s impressive strike was picked ahead of Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa’s second goal against Iceland and 16 other sublime goals scored in Russia.

The 22-year-old released a powerful shot with the outside of his foot which sailed into the net to make the scoreline 2-2.

Photo gist: Ahmed Musa storms Abuja Central Mosque for Jumat prayer

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Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa stormed Abuja Central Mosque yesterday after Super Eagles failed to qualify for the last 16 at the on going World Cup in Russia.

Fans surrounded him to take selfie photos.

Super Eagles Star, Musa is in hot form as CSKA Moscow Outscore Idowu’s Amkar Perm

Musa Bags Two Assists As CSKA Moscow Outscore Idowu’s Amkar PermNo doubt, Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa is very hot at the moment.

Reports have it that he was in good form as he provided two assists in CSKA Moscow’s 3-0 win against Amkar Perm in the Russia Premier League at the VEB Arena on Wednesday.

Musa, who played the entire 90 minutes in the game, laid the ball for Victor Vitinho’s opening goal a minute before half time.

He also had a hand in the second goal, setting up Russian international Fedor Chalov in first half added time.

Chalov got his second of the game a minute after the hour mark, converting home a good pass from Mário Fernandes.

Amkar Perm also paraded their three Nigerian imports Aaron Samuel, Fegor Ogude and Bryan Idowu in the game.

Samuel who had a subdued game against his parent club was substituted after half time with Dario Bodul coming on for him.

Ogude was also substituted for Mikhail Gashachenkov in the 71st minute.

Left-back Bryan Idowu was however involved from start from to finish and was booked in the 71st minute.

– Completesportsnigeria.com

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