Ahmed Musa Debunks Retirement Talks, Says He Is Always Ready to Represent the Super Eagles

Ahmed Musa Debunks Retirement Talks, Says He Is Always Ready to Represent the Super Eagles

  • Ahmed Musa believes he still has more quality to add to the Super Eagles team despite having played over a century of games for the national team
  • The 29-year-old attacker has revealed would honour the national team call once Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro deemed it fit to call him
  • Musa has been invited to the Super Eagles camp ahead of Nigeria’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has debunked claims he said he was retiring from the national team after the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 29-year-old forward has made a comeback to the Super Eagles after he was invited by newly appointed Super Eagles coach Jose Poseiro ahead of Nigeria’s upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome on June 9 and 13 respectively.

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles, Nigeria, Africa Cup of Nations, Sierra Leone, MKO Abiola Stadium
Ahmed Musa is the most capped Nigerian player after making 106 caps for the Super Eagles. Photo by Alex Morton
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According to a report via The Nation, Musa who has a total of 106 caps for Nigeria revealed his statements at the AFCON were misconstrued and that he will always still honour any call up to the national team.

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“I only said that the last AFCON in Cameroon was going to be my last but I never said I’m retiring from the Super Eagles. The coach knows I still have something I can give and that is why he has called me.
“So anytime I get a call-up, I know I have to come because this is my country.”

The Super Eagles will face Sierra Leone at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Thursday, June 9 to begin their 2023 AFCON qualification campaign.

Dennis, Bonke doubtful for Super Eagles AFCON opener

Meanwhile, panic has hit the Super Eagles camp ahead of Nigeria’s upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone on Thursday, June 9.

Emmanuel Dennis and Innocent Bonke might likely miss the opening game after both players trained separately from the main squad at the main bowl of the Abuja Stadium Daily Post reports.

Super Eagles coach, Jose Poseiro will, however, rely on other attackers including Napoli star striker, Victor Osimhen and Cyriel Dessers to lead the forward line for Nigeria.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro is desperate to kick start the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on a positive note and has invited 27 players for the forthcoming matches against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe.

Nigeria host the Lone Stars at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on June 9, before flying to an Island close to the equator to face Sao Tome and Principe on Monday, June 13.

The Nigeria Football Federation, in a statement, revealed that Portuguese tactician Peseiro has invited 27 players for the matches as the Super Eagles hope to put behind their World Cup debacle.

Source: Sports Brief News