Ex-international, Nwankwo Kanu says he has never doubted the potentials of Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa despite struggling to claim a regular shirt at English Premier League side, Leicester City.
Musa’s inability to break into the Foxes starting 11 despite shattering the club’s summer transfer record (£15million) forced him to join CSKA Moscow of Russia in a bid to gain playing time.
However, the former Arsenal forward, who remains one of Africa’s most decorated players in terms laurels, told TASS, a Russian News Agency that Musa’s from at CSKA Moscow would come handy for the Super Eagles at the World Cup.
“Musa is a very good player, his main asset, of course, is his speed,” Kanu told Russian News Agency TASS.
“As for his appearances for Leicester, he got into the team at a difficult moment, it was hard after they won the league, many changes followed. All this affected the career of Ahmed in England.
“But that does not mean that Musa is a bad player. I think he showed his level when he returned to Russia before the World Cup.
“I consider him one of the leaders of the Nigerian national team because he is already a very experienced player, he played and scored in the last World Cup.
“In several games, he was even the captain of the national team. The Nigerian team certainly needs such a player, he will help grow young players.”