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Soccer News of Friday, 8 September 2023


'I want to play at another World Cup' - Ahmed Musa says despite missing Sao Tome & Principe clash

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Sivasspor player, Ahmed Musa says he wants to play another in another World Cup before calling it quit with the Super Eagles.

Musa who has been a regular started in the team was left out by coach Jose Peseiro ahead of the Sao Tome & Principe clash.

Instead, Peseiro opted for first timers Gent striker Gift Orban and Bayer Leverkusen attacker Victor Boniface- both of whom have been in sensational form, scoring goals for fun.

According to rife reports, Ahmed Musa picked up an injury during a league game for his Turkish side Sivasspor back in August 8 when they drew 1-1 with Samsunspor.

Despite his absence from the team, the veteran player believes Nigeria has the talent to emerge victorious.

“We all know the importance of the game, so we are not going to take that easy because we know the opponents.

“We are playing at home. Insha Allah, we are going to win the game and focus more on the World Cup qualifiers. We know what Nigerians always want.”

However, Musa revealed to the Punch that he will be back for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, which begins in November.

He said he has a dream of featuring at another FIFA World Cup with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

“I hope to be back soon for the World Cup qualifiers. It’s my dream to play in another World Cup. I believe we have a squad that is equally determined to qualify.”

The Super Eagles will battle the likes of Benin, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in Group C of the FIFA World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.