Super Eagles Captain Terminates Contract With Club After End of AFCON

Super Eagles Captain Terminates Contract With Club After End of AFCON

Chukwu Ikechukwu
February 28, 2024 at 2:08 PM
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  • Ahmed Musa has reportedly cancelled his contract with Sivasspor
  • The 31-year-old has not resumed with the Turkish club after AFCON
  • Musa joined Sivasspor in the 2022/23 season from Fatih Karagumruk

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has reached an agreement with Sivasspor to terminate his contract with the Turkish club.

The 31-year-old forward has refused to resume with the Super Lig outfit following the conclusion of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where he led Nigeria to win the silver medal.

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Ahmed Musa in action for Sivasspor in a Super Lig match against Fenerbahce. Photo by ANP.
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According to Own Goal Nigeria, Musa requested his contract with Sivasspor three weeks ago due to the financial situation of the Turkish club, which has a poor record of owing players' salaries.

The Super Eagles captain has found game time difficult for Sivasspor this season, making only just two league appearances for the Turkish club in the league and two in the cup competitions.

Musa has been in Nigeria since the AFCON ended and will begin a search for a new club after being with teams in Europe, Asia, and the United States of America, reportedly keen to sign the former Leicester City player.

Sivasspor release statement on Musa saga

Meanwhile, Sivasspor has claimed they terminated the contract of Musa rather than the opposite after news of the player’s exit from the Turkish club leaked to the public, Soccernet reports.

During the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast, five senior players of the Turkish club mutually agreed to terminate their contracts, with the club struggling to keep up with their wage bill.

Sivasspor is alleged to be owing Musa close to six months' salary, which has prompted both parties to find an amicable solution to the problem by terminating his contract.

Musa unhappy with AFCON failure

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Musa was not delighted with Nigeria’s loss in the AFCON final to Ivory Coast and has refused to comment on what went wrong for the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles captain deflected questions pertaining to the tactics deployed in the final against the Elephants, claiming he is not the coach of the national team.

Sebastien Haller's late goal for Ivory Coast shattered the Super Eagles' hopes as the hosts staged a remarkable comeback to secure their third continental championship.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..