Musa : Super Eagles Still Need The Experience Of Mikel Obi

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa to lead the team to AFCON glory

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa is upbeat that with the right experienced player like Mikel Obi in the national team, Nigeria will go all the way and win its fourth AFCON title  reports.

Musa, 31 has called for the integration of experienced players like Mikel Obi and Victor Moses into the national team.

Musa is expected to make the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 AFCON
Musa in action form Leicester City

Also read: Musa : Nigerian Fans Don’t Support Super Eagles For Love But Because They’re Bettors

The former CSKA Moscow winger while applauding the current young players in the national team, also advocated that experienced players should be made available to advise them.

Musa talks about experienced players in the Super Eagles

The Super Eagles have one of the youngest squads on the continent, with the majority of the first team players still not in their peak, and are also under the age of twenty-eight.

“As you can see, we still need someone like Mikel Obi in the team, we still need Victor Moses. It’s not just about having young players in the team because you need players to mentor them, which we don’t have right now,” Musa mentioned in quotes revealed by PUNCH Nigeria.

John Mikel Obi former Super Eagles player, arguably the most successful Nigerian player.
Mikel Obi

The former VV Venlo winger urged the media to help in promoting the players instead of talking down on them when they go wrong.

Also read: Amokachi Breaks 25-year-old Vow With A Move To Morocco

“Please, I beg the media, take it easy on these young boys; they can’t take too much pressure. That is why, once they step onto the pitch to play, they worry because they are concerned about what they will see on their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts,” he said.

Musa further explained that fans’ negative reactions and media reports were part of the reasons winger Victor Moses and forward Odion Ighalo called a quit to the national team career earlier than expected.

“What do you think forced Odion Ighalo out of Eagles? They threatened to kill his family, and he had to quit,” he continued.

Also read: Mikel Obi Explains Nuclear And Extended Family Pressures On Successful African Footballers

Musa added, “Why will you threaten to kill my family just because I play for my country. When you go outside, you see how they worship us, but when you come back home they treat you like nobody.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *