Super Eagles captain Musa reveals when he plans to retire, surprised to be called…
Ahmed Musa has admitted that he was pleasantly surprised to see his name among the list of 24 players called up for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
The Super Eagles captain is currently unemployed after a move to Premier League strugglers West Brom fell through at the last minute last month, so he wasn’t expecting to be part of the group nominated for the upcoming matches.
However, manager Gernot Rohr is aware of Musa’s influence in the dressing room and handed him a call-up so he can train with the team as well as motivate the young players.
“I was surprised when I saw my name on the list but there’s nothing I can do. I always want to represent my country whenever I’m called up,” Musa said.
“I feel very happy, I will do my best, any opportunity I get I’m going to show what I know how to do best.”
A two-time World Cupper, Musa revealed that he is planning to call time on his career within the next three years.
On what he expects in the next phase of his career, the free agent answered : “I have stayed many months at home, so it is not easy. When I sign for a new club I need more trophies because I’m getting older each day.
“I’m just 29 now so maybe in the next two to three years I’m going to finish football. We’ll see”.
Musa has been a mainstay of the Super Eagles team ever since he made his senior debut against Madagascar in an AFCON qualifier back in September 2010.
Super Eagles captain Musa reveals when he plans to retire