Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker, Ahmed Musa has sued for restraint from Nigerian fans over the couple of goals conceded by the Super Eagles in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho, as he says it was simply because they played against a very good team, megasportsarena.com reports.
While some Nigerians felt deflated that the Eagles again let in an early goal, then had to battle from behind to win 4-2, and let in an own goal in the dying minutes of the game in Maseru, Musa, who again played as a substitute for the second straight match running, insisted his side gave the best they could against a tough host nation.
The former Kano Pillars, VV Van Venlo of Holland, CSKA Moscow of Russia and Leicester City of England star, who was Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr’s first substitution of Sunday’s game, when he replaced the opening goal getter, Samuel Chukwueze, in the 66th minute admitted that the opponents proved a tough nut to crack.
Although he has not started for the Eagles since their 1-0 win over Tunisia in the third place match of the Africa Cup of Nations in July, Musa is now 13 games away from enacting 100 caps for the Super Eagles.
Musa, though, is not thinking about his personal milestone in the pipeline, as he chose to rate the entire team high for their victory on Sunday, adding: ”The team played very good. We came back from a goal down to win, it’s not that easy. We played a very good team.”