Ahmed Musa Says No One Can Force Him To Retire From International Football

Ahmed Musa Says No One Can Force Him To Retire From International Football

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Ahmed Musa has disclosed that he is not ready to retire from playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • The former Kano Pillars striker explained that he has always been doing his best to help the team over the years
  • So far in the Super Eagles, Musa has the highest number of appearances as he has featured in 108 games

Ahmed Musa who is the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has stated emphatically that no one can force him to quit the national team after 13 years that he has been wearing the green and white jersey.

This comes after the Super Eagles were beaten 1-0 in Abuja by Guinea Bissau in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers in which Musa came on in the second half.

The former Leicester City star tried his best to help the Super Eagles get a win, but it was not enough against a more determined opponents.

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles, NFF
Ahmed Musa says no one can force him to retire from international football
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Fans were however claiming after the game that Musa should no longer be playing for the three-time African champions.

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While speaking with reporters in Abuja, Musa made it clear that he will only retire if the coach stop playing him.

Statement made by Musa

“I’m the one doing my job, but if my body wants me to stop, I’ll stop. I’m playing with my club and have a good contract, so why does anyone want me to resign from the national team?
“This is what I’m playing and know how to play. I give my best always when I’m called to the national team from day one and if the coach doesn’t call me anymore, then that’s fine.”

Musa sends crucial message

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how captain of the Super Eagles Ahmed Musa urged young players to invest the money made from football before it is too late.

Musa disclosed this in an exclusive chat with Sports Brief just before Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau.

The Sivasspor of Turkey forward has invested in properties in Kano, Jos and Plateau and has a number of businesses across the country.

He has continued to give back to society and has continued to donate to those in need.