Super Eagles legend attacks Gernot Rohr over Ahmed Musa's invitation for AFCON qualifiers

Super Eagles legend attacks Gernot Rohr over Ahmed Musa's invitation for AFCON qualifiers

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Ahmed Musa is the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria

- The former Kano Pillars is among the players for the AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho

- Finidi George explained that Ahmed Musa should not have been called for the games

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Super Eagles legend Finidi George who played at two World Cups for Nigeria has frowned against the decision of coach Gernot Rohr to invite Ahmed Musa for the coming AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

Nigeria will later this month be facing Lesotho and Benin Republic in which a point would be enough for Super Eagles to pick their ticket for next year's AFCON championship.

Recently, Gernot Rohr came out with his 24-man list for the two encounters in which Ahmed Musa was included.

Football lovers and many Nigerians however took to social media to question Gernot Rohr on what mad him to invite Ahmed Musa to the Super Eagles.

Ahmed Musa has been without a club since he left the Saudi Arabian League last year and the former Leicester City man is hoping to get a side soon.

According to the report on Complete Sports who are citing Brila, Finidi George who played 62 games for the Super Eagles claimed that Rohr should not have invited Ahmed Musa.

‘'We know that Musa has done a lot for Nigeria and on his day he is a good player, but at the moment he doesn’t have a club. What criteria was considered before he was invited.
‘'I can still play football but I couldn’t compete against fit players. He’s a good player, when he is in top form. But at the moment he has not played for 5 months and you can’t put him out there against fitter players in competitive situations.''
Rohr and Joseph Yobo.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and assistant Yobo in action: Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions have dropped one spot in the latest global FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, February 18.

Gernot Rohr and his men who failed to record a single win last year are now rated as the 36th best footballing nation in the world and are also fifth in Africa.

Despite finishing second in the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt, Senegal are rated as the best footballing nation in Africa and they are being followed by Tunisia.

Reigning African champions Algeria are occupying third position on the FIFA ranking and 31st in the world, while are 33rd in the world and fourth in Africa.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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