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Ahmed Musa Wants AFCON Farewell Gift

The Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has charged his teammates to make the AFCON title a farewell gift for him.

The Fatih Karagumruk star has also announced that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations could be his last continental outing for the country he has represented for 12 years running.

Musa, among the 27 players in Austin Eguavoen’s squad representing Nigeria in Cameroon, would be in contention to make an appearance at his third Afcon today when they play the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Musa made his international debut at 17 in an AFCON qualifier game against Madagascar in 2010.

He was part of the Stephen Keshi squad that won the tournament in South Africa back in 2013 and helped Gernot Rohr’s team win bronze at the 2019 edition in Egypt.

Ahead of the first Group D match against Egypt at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, the former Leicester City forward disclosed that he discussed the kind of gift they could give him with the rest of the team.

Ahmed Musa Gives Verdict

Ahmed Musa Wants Afcon Farewell Gift
Ahmed Musa at the Media Briefing Ahead of Egypt tie

The captain said in a press conference ahead of the game, “I think this could be my last Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

“I explained the importance of this edition of Afcon to my teammates, and I told them winning the title is the only thing they can gift me, and they told me they are going for it.”

While reiterating his patriotism for the Eagles, the former Kano Pillars forward said whenever he is called upon to represent Nigeria; he will always be there.

Musa displaced Joseph Yobo to become the all-time most capped Super Eagles player with 103 appearances in November 2021.

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