Ahmed Musa reminds everyone of his quality with World Cup goal against Iceland

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa shares his iconic goal at the 2018 World Cup on Instagram.

His inclusion in the tournament’s squad was heavily criticised, and he is yet to see a single minute of action at the AFCON after five games, but Ahmed Musa is one of the most accomplished players to have ever stepped on the pitch for the Super Eagles.

Via a repost on his Instagram story, the Super Eagles captain reminded his fans and critics alike of one such moment where his brilliance led Nigeria to glory.

As the Nigerian Super Eagles prepare for the semi-finals of AFCON 2023, Ahmed Musa’s tactical guidance and leadership have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in their journey.

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Ahmed Musa’s World Cup post 

With 108 appearances, Musa is the most capped player for the Nigerian senior national team, and he has not always had a cheerleader role as he has assumed in Ivory Coast; he, on time, was one of the first names on the team sheet.

Ahmed Musa is Nigeria's most cap player |Pulsesports.ng

Ahmed Musa is Nigeria’s most capped player |Photo Credit: X: @@Ahmedmusa718

This is evident in Musa’s World Cup record as the top-scoring Nigerian in the tournament. Nigeria has had 17 different scorers at the tourney since Rashidi Yekini’s iconic strike in the USA 94 against Bulgaria, but Ahmed Musa leads the way with four goals, doubling the tally of the trio in joint second, Emmanuel Amuneke, Daniel Amokachi, and Kalu Uche, who only managed two.

Musa’s four goals came in the form of braces in two separate editions of the World Cup. The first was the 3-2 defeat to Argentina in 2014, and the second was in 2018, when he scored both goals in the 2-0 triumph over Iceland, Nigeria’s only win in that edition.

A user on Instagram shared the first of Musa’s pair against Iceland, a stunning attempt in which he brought down Victor Moses’s cross mid-air, before volleying into the roof of the net. Musa, coming across the post, went ahead to reshare on his Story, and it served as a reminder of the joy he has brought to Nigerians in his heydays


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