Ahmed Musa assures Nigerians of seventh World Cup appearance

The Super Eagles’ most capped player has informed Nigerians that they can anticipate nothing but victory against Ghana.

Ahmed Musa assures Nigerians of seventh World Cup appearance

The Super Eagles’ most capped player has informed Nigerians that they can anticipate nothing but victory against Ghana.

Ahmed Musa has more than 100 caps for the Super Eagles and two World Cup appearances under his belt. The Super Eagles captain is convinced that the Eagles would defeat the Black Stars in their two-legged World Cup qualifier in 2022.

Musa scored a brace in both the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

Musa arrived in camp on Monday and promised Nigerians a good result in the qualifiers.

Ahmed Musa in the Super Eagles camp
Ahmed Musa in the Super Eagles camp

He said; “What’s on my mind is that I will say to my colleagues, welcome.

Like I can see in their faces that, everyone is focused and each one of us wants to be in the World Cup.”

Musa believes the tournament is the most important football event that any player cannot afford to miss.

“This is the best tournament as a player you will want to play, so we know the game is going to be very tough. At the end of 95 minutes, we are going to do all our best to make Nigerians proud.”

However, the Super Eagles failed to keep their promise during the last Nations Cup, losing in the Round of 16 to Tunisia. However, Musa told Nigerians that the team will not crush their hopes as they pursue a seventh World Cup berth.

“Like we promised that we’re going to AFCON but there was a setback. So, what we are going to give to the fans to make them happy is to qualify for the World Cup. We will do all in our best to make Nigerians proud,” he added.

Musa has scored 16 goals in 102 caps for the national team. He made his debut in 2010 under Augustine Eguavoen.

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Awoniyi, Tolu and Musa all score as Nigerian stars shine in Europe

Awoniyi, Tolu and Musa all score as Nigerian stars shine in Europe. Read our matchday report from Saturday February 26.

Awoniyi, Tolu and Musa all score as Nigerian stars shine in Europe
Taiwo Awoniyi (FC Union Berlin-German Bundesliga)

In a 3-1 home victory over Mainz 05 on Saturday afternoon, Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored his first Bundesliga goal of 2022 and helped Union Berlin end a three-match losing run.

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For weeks, Awo had been without a goal in the Bundesliga, having not scored for Urs Fischer’s men since scoring in a 2-1 defeat against RB Leipzig on December 3rd, a span of 444 minutes.

Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk SK- Turkish Super Lig)

Fatih Karagumruk came from behind to beat Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 away from home, with Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa scoring the winning goal.

Since joining the Turkish club in July, the Nigerian international has scored twice in the league.

Simy Nwankwo (FC Parma – Italian Serie B)

The Nigerian forward started and assisted Parma’s opening goal, off the boot of Gennaro Tutino in their 4-0 Italian Serie B victory over Spal.

Since joining Parma from Salernitana in January, Simy Nwankwo has scored once in six appearances.

Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC – D1 Arkema)

The Nigerian goalie was in fine form as Paris FC won 5-2 away at Guingamp in the French D1 Arkema, on Saturday.

Sally Julini scored from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute at the Stade Centre Formation EAG 1 in Pabu, despite the 21-year-old shot stopper’s efforts. 

However, that goal came after Corboz, Ribadeira, Mateo, and Hocine had put the visitors in command with a four-goal cushion.

Tolu Arokodare (Amiens SC – French Ligue 2)

Tolu Arokodare, a former Golden Eaglets invitee, scored two goals for his French employers this weekend.

The goals came in the 68th and 84th minutes, respectively as Amiens defeated Nimes 3-0 in the French Ligue 2.

His brace brings his league total to seven goals in 22 games so far this season.

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Istanbul Basaksehir

The goal is his second in the league this season, and the 29-year old’s fourth in all competitions.

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Istanbul Basaksehir

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa scored in Fatih Karagumruk’s 1-2 Turkish Superlig victory over Istanbul Basaksehir.

The goal is his second in the league, and the 29-year old’s fourth in all competitions this season.

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Istanbul Basaksehir

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Konyaspor

Ahmed Musa gets his second goal of the season.

Ahmed Musa goal vs Konyaspor

Ahmed Musa scored his second goal of the season in Fatih Karagumruk’s entertaining 5-4 Turkish Cup victory over Konyaspor.

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Konyaspor

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NIGERIA V SUDAN MATCH PREVIEW | AFCON 2021

Nigeria have claimed 8 wins and 4 draws from the last 14 games between both teams across all competitions.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in stellar fashion. Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt marked the North African side’s first defeat at the AFCON group phase since 2004 when the Pharaohs lost 2-1 to Algeria.

The Super Eagles hope to continue their impressive run of form when they take on Sudan at 5pm WAT today.

Nigeria currently sit top of Group D following the win over Egypt, and a goalless draw between Sudan and Guinea-Bissau. A victory for the Super Eagles will guarantee their place in the tournament’s Round of 16.

Head-to-Head

Nigeria are still chasing a fourth AFCON title and will fancy their chances when both teams take to the pitch.

The Super Eagles are on an impressive run of form. They have five wins and one draw from their last seven games, falling to one defeat against Central African Republic in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Augustine Eguavoen’s side also enjoy a good head-to-head record against Sudan. Nigeria have claimed 8 wins and 4 draws from the 14 meetings between both teams across all competitions.

Nigeria vs Sudan Head to Head

The last meeting between both sides was a 1-0 win for Gernot Rohr’s home-based Eagles at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Semi-final, at the Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco in 2018.

Players to Watch

Seniorman Kelechi Iheanacho was in inspirational form, providing a sensational two-touch goal from a Joe Aribo assist.

Eguavoen will be looking towards both players to inspire the attack once again. He will also be calling on Union Berlin forward, Taiwo Awoniyi to break the Sudanese backline.

Nigeria’s captain, Ahmed Musa could also be given an outside chance to lead the lineup as we expect Sudan to sit deep and soak up pressure.

Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles training
Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles training

Sudan’s head coach, Burhan Tia will be looking towards players like Al-Gozoli Nooh and Yasin Hamed to offer some inspiration in attack. However, we expect him to rely more on his defence, especially goalkeeper Ali Abu Eshrein.

The 33-year old’s heroic penalty save in the 82nd minute was enough to earn them a point against Guinea-Bissau on Matchday One of the AFCON. We expect him to have a relatively busy day against the dynamic attack of the Super Eagles.

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World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia 0-2 Nigeria Match Highlights

The Super Eagles of Nigeria earned a hard-fought victory over Liberia in Tangier, Morocco. Watch the highlights.

Liberia 0-2 Nigeria Match Highlights

The Super Eagles of Nigeria earned a hard-fought victory over Liberia in Tangier, Morocco.

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Liberia 0-2 Nigeria Match Highlights

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Gaziantep

Ahmed Musa rounded off a Man of the Match performance with a 90th minute goal on his debut for Fatih Karagumruk SK.

Ahmed Musa goal vs Gaziantep

Ahmed Musa rounded off a Man of the Match performance with a 90th minute goal on his debut for Fatih Karagumruk SK. They defeated Gaziantep 3-2 in the Turkish Superlig.

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Gaziantep

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Ahmed Musa joins Karagumruk SK in the Turkish Superlig

Turkish Superlig club, Karagumruk SK have announced the signing of 28-year old Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa.

Ahmed Musa joins Karagumruk SK

Turkish Superlig club, Karagumruk SK have announced the signing of 28-year old Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa.

Ahmed Musa joins Karagumruk SK
Ahmed Musa joins Karagumruk SK

The 28-year old former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow winger finally makes his long sought-after return to Europe, jumping at the opportunity to play in Turkey.

He last represented Kano Pillars of Nigeria, having joined on a short-term agreement in January 2021.

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Chidera Ejuke Interview: Ahmed Musa left a legacy at CSKA Moscow and I hope to contribute to mine

Chidera Ejuke is one of the most exciting Nigerian players to watch since Okocha.
EaglesTracker spoke with him shortly after his CSKA Moscow debut, to get his thoughts on the club so far, and his decision to make the move to Russia.

Chidera Ejuke is one of the most exciting Nigerian players to watch since Okocha. His pace and impressive dribbling ability make him ‘One to Watch’ in the future of Nigerian football. Following an impressive first season with SC Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie, the 22-year old recently made a permanent move to Russian side CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal.

Ejuke impressed in 25 mins as he made his CSKA league debut in their 0-3 league win vs Akhmat on Saturday. EaglesTracker spoke with him shortly after the game, to get his thoughts on the club so far, and his decision to make the move to Russia.
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INTERVIEW

Q: What are your first thoughts on your transfer to CSKA Moscow. How excited are you ?

Ejuke: I’m excited to make this move and I’m looking forward to contribute my skills to the team, either by scoring or by creating chances for my team mates. Hopefully we can fight to win the league, and have good progress as well in the Europa league.

Q: What prompted your decision to leave SC Heerenveen ? You previously suggested that you would stay.

Ejuke: It was tough to make the decision, but I’m happy to be here now. That’s what I’m going to focus on.

Q: What do you think of the Russian Premier League ?

Ejuke: I think it’s a great step for me and I’m hoping to win a lot with this great club and keep developing as a player. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully make my mark in the league.

Chidera Ejuke CSKA Moscow debut
Chidera Ejuke makes his CSKA Moscow debut

Q: No pressure, but what are your goals for the season ? Theres been some hype around you after last season with SC Heerenveen.

Ejuke: Just to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep the focus and try to score as much as I can, and assist as well. Hopefully the end of season crowns every effort with a trophy.

IS Chidera Ejuke CHASING MUSA’S SHADOW ?

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Q: Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa was the last Nigerian player to feature for CSKA Moscow before you. Did you speak with him before joining and did the club mention him to you ?

Ejuke: I don’t know him [Musa] in person actually, but I heard a lot about him when I arrived in Moscow. It’s satisfying knowing that a big Nigerian player left a legacy at a club like this. I’m hoping by God’s grace that I can contribute to mine during my period with the club. 

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Ahmed Musa goal vs Aladalah

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa scores a thunderous strike from about 25 yards out in Al Nassr’s 5-1 Saudi Pro League win vs Aladalah, who are without midfielder, John Ogu.

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Ahmed Musa Goal vs Aladalah

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