The Winger for Nigeria has announced that he will be playing his last AFCON tournament. The news took the entire nation by surprise, but the player assured the media that he was not retiring from international format. In his talk with the media, Musa highlighted his first year playing AFCON for his country and how he could help the country become African champions.
He wishes that he could end his journey on a similar high note. He further added that he wishes to give the young talent to perform in the tournament. The entire nation is looking up to the captain in repeating history and lifting the AFCON cup for one last time. With the team looking strong in AFCON’21, there is a possibility that Musa might get to complete his wishes.
During his talk, he also expressed his interest in representing the country later on, this year in the FIFA world cup. Musa Said, “I didn’t say I will retire from international football after this AFCON, but this will be my last AFCON, and we still have the World Cup that I will go to.”
Ahmed Musa talked about a lot for the future of Super Eagles in the AFCON’21 and said, “I would like for the story of my Nations Cup to end very well like the first by winning it.”
It is certain that the player is very determined and dedicated to bringing the title of Champions back home. While at the same time, the player was focused on the future of the Super Eagles in the FIFA World cup.
Who is Ahmed Musa?
Born in the early ’90s, the star player is many young children’s footballers. He is currently playing for Fatih Karagumruk while having played for Leicester City, Al Nassr, and CSKA Moscow. He is also a member of the Nigerian National Football team since 2010. Ahmed Musa is someone that every Nigerian child aspires to be.
The talented football player is a key part of the national football team and has scored many goals. Ahmed Musa is currently the number 7 jersey and the left-winger for the team. He has had over 103 international appearances in which he has managed to score 16 goals. Ahmed Musa played for the national team for over 11 years, debuting first in 2010.
Plans for Qatar
Nigeria confirmed their place in Qatar’s FIFA 2022 World Cup by defeating Cape Verde in the qualifying match. The win has allowed all the players to set their eyes on the world title. The Africa Cup of Nations is the perfect tournament to prepare for the world cup playoffs, which is why Ahmed Musa will not be retiring from the international format entirely.
In his talks with the media, Musa said that it was his dream to play in another world cup. While also adding to his comments, “I believe we have a squad that is equally determined to qualify in March, but the first thing on our mind is to do win this tournament in Cameroon.”