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Super Eagles boss reveals why he played team captain Musa against Lesotho
- Gernot Rohr has revealed that he gave Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa an opportunity against Lesotho to help him find a club
- The 28-year-old has been clubless since leaving Saudi Arabia league side AL Nassr in the past five months
- Musa's proposed move to Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion in the January window failed to materialize
Gernot Rohr gave Ahmed Musa the opportunity to play for the Super Eagles against Lesotho and his first competitive game in five months.
The former Leicester City and Al Nassr star came in as a substitute and played the remaining ten minutes of the game against the Crocodiles.
Rohr has now defended handing the captain game time in the 3-0 win over their counterparts at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The German technical adviser was quoted by Brila Fm:
“Musa could play because we only have 21 players with him we became 22.”
“So he could come in, he was fit and met the physical test. He’s in good shape and so, there was no reason not to allow him to play.”
“He’s the captain of the team and we want him to do it on the pitch and also we wanted to help him find a good club now.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gernot Rohr has stated that the Super Eagles will produce a better performance in the World Cup qualifiers than the just concluded AFCON round of matches, Complete Sports.
The series is expected to kick-off in June where Nigeria will play in Group C alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia.
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The three-time African champions secured qualification for the 2021 AFCON with two games to spare and Rohr believes his team will play better during the Qatar 2022 qualifiers.
Being an Alhaji which is the title given to Male Muslims who have gone to Mecca, one would think Ahmed Musa knows nothing about singing Christian songs.
But the former Leicester City striker was in great mood inside the Super Eagles bus singing nice praise and worship songs with his teammates also following him.