The name of Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa is conspicuously missing as the national team manager Jose Pereira invited 23 players for next weekend’s AFCON qualification series final-day encounter against Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo.
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The professional footballer disclosed this on his verified Twitter page.
Al Nassr, who have Cristiano Ronaldo on their books, were ruled to owe City €460k (£390k) by Fifa in 2021 after a complaint was made. City argued they had not received add-ons they were due after Musa reached 40 starts for the club and helped them to finish inside the top three in Saudi Arabia.
Those invited according to press statement include: Captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, defender William Ekong, midfielder Alex Iwobi and forward Moses Simon among others
Nigeria’s most capped international admonished the players to endeavour to maintain the rich culture of Nigeria football.
In January 2021, Musa unveiled plans to build a school in Bukuru, Jos South local government of Plateau State as a way of giving back to the community where he grew up.
The actor who has been in controversy called out the Super Eagles Captain over the post on social media on Wednesday.
The post by Musa on social media said, “To our political office holders whose children school abroad.”
Williams Gyang, a member of the Super Eagles winger media team, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos.
A statement issued Saturday by the Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ademola Olajire, indicated that Coach Peseiro made the announcement, indicating that the latest move is ahead of this month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe.
The AFCON qualifying matches are against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe, with the list out on Friday.
Super Eagles’ First Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, rather opted for Captain Ahmed Musa and forward Moses Simon.
Also listed are goalkeepers Maduka Okoye and Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Abdullahi Shehu, midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, and forwards Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Samuel Chukwueze.
The Saudi Arabia-based winger via his Twitter handle made this appeal shortly after the returned to the country on Tuesday.
The Africa Cup of Nations kicked off yesterday, with 24 teams competing for the most prestigious title in the continent.
A formality, but nonetheless important part of a team’s programme on arrival at a major football championship, the Team Arrival Meeting covers several areas of a team’s preparedness and opens a window on what is expected of any delegation while still at the competition.
The Saudi Arabia-based winger stated this shortly before the team’s departure for Cameroon on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Fatih Karagurumruk of Turkey winger was the 14th player to team up with other players in camp.
Captain Ahmed Musa, midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi and effervescent forward Victor Osimhen made the cut for the party
The Super Eagles are to dwell with the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday.