Jubilation as Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa Finally Makes His Nigerian League Debut, Sets Up Match-winner

Jubilation as Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa Finally Makes His Nigerian League Debut, Sets Up Match-winner

- Ahmed Musa made his debut and his first goal contribution since joining the Nigerian Professional Football League

- Kano Pillars defeated Adamawa United by 1-0 as they maintained second spot on the league table

- Rabiu Ali handed his skipper's arm-band to Musa before the start of the game at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

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Ahmed Musa bagged an assist for Rabiu Ali goal on his debut for Kano Pillars during their 1-0 win over Adamawa United in a Nigeria Professional Football League game at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Complete Sport.

With ten minutes left on the clock the Super Eagles captain set up Ali for the match-winner which kept Pillars in second position on the league table.

The northern based team are still on course for the league title as they are level on points with league leaders Akwa United but with an inferior goal-difference.

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However, the highlight of the game was when Pillars captain handed Musa his arm-band to the former Leicester City forward while both sides lined up before kick off.

Kano Pillars captain shows undeniable respect for Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa on league debut
Rabiu Ali handed Ahmed Musa Kano Pillars captain's arm-band in a show of respect and the Super Eagles forward returned the favour, providing the goal-winning assist for his teammate. Photo by @brila
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The 28-year-old who is yet to find a club in Europe signed a short term deal with his former side to keep himself fit for a place in the national team.

And Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr has extended an invitation to Musa for the upcoming friendly between Nigeria and Cameroon slated for Austria in June.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has released a list of 31 players for the international friendly game against Cameroon billed for Wiener Neustadt Stadium in Austria next month.

This is part of the Nigeria Football Federation's plan to keep the national team prepared for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Liberia in September.

The list includes regular suspects like the team captain Ahmed Musa, his deputy William Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo among others.

Legit.ng also reported that Patrick Pascal has given his stake on Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa who recently joined Nigerian Professional League side Kano Pillars.

The Nigerian international has been unable to seal a deal to a top club in Europe after his contract with Saudi Arabian outfit Al Nassr expired.

The 28-year-old has now rejoined his boyhood club Pillars for a short term in a bid to maintain his fitness level and return to Europe in the summer.

Source: Sports Brief News