Ahmed Musa scored a brace against Lionel Messi’s Argentina when both sides met in Porto Alegre at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Former Arsenal midfielder, Alex Chuka Iwobi, has revealed the role of former Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa in the Super Eagles’ dressing room, Soccernet.ng reports.
Both players, Iwobi and Musa, were included in Jose Peseiro’s 25-man list to travel to Ivory Coast with the presence of the latter raising questions among the Nigerian fans since he has struggled to get playing time with his club side.
Musa, 31, was a member of the Super Eagles team that won the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa, and Alex Iwobi revealed his experience will be a key to success as the Nigerian team looks to do it again in Ivory Coast.
“We’ve had discussions about what that trophy did for Nigerians and the experience. He always wants us to push on to replicate the success. He told us that they didn’t care what people said but remained together as a family to achieve greatness and he’s creating the same environment as well,” Iwobi said about Musa in the pre-game conference ahead of the match against Angola.
The unity has kept the team tight at the back and kept them ticking up front, and Iwobi wants the Super Eagles to go all the way to the top.
“We all want to fight for each other and what it means to be Champions of Africa, and we have a feeling that we can do that this time around. It starts with the quarter-final. We’re going to give ourselves a chance to challenge again,” the 27-year-old added.
Ahmed Musa is Nigeria’s leading goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup with four goals and has amassed 108 caps for the Super Eagles since making his debut in 2010.