Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has stated the team’s determination to face the Elephants of Cote D’ivoire hostile crowd in order to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Abidjan on Sunday.
Musa declared this on Saturday adding that it would be a big moment in his life if the Super Eagles win on Sunday because it would be only him and Kenneth Omeruo who won the competition twice for Nigeria as players.
Musa and Kenneth Omeruo are the remaining players who were part of the 2013 AFCON winning team under late coach Stephen Keshi in South Africa.
“If we win the AFCON on Sunday (today), it will be a big moment in my life, because I and Omeruo will become the only Nigerian to have won it twice, as a player,” he said.
The late Keshi won it as a player at Tunisia 1994, and coach at South Africa 2013, but no player has won the AFCON twice as a player in Nigeria’s history.
Musa pointed out that the team is prepared to face the hostile crowd, just as he said that Sunday final will be tough.
Meanwhile, head coach Jose Peseiro has said that Ahmed Musa is more than a player to the team. “He (Musa) is more than a player to us. He is my assistant, Paseiro said.