Ugbade : Musa’s Experience Will Be Important At The 2023 AFCON

A former Nigeria international Nduka Ugbade throws his weights behind the inclusion of Ahmed Musa in the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 AFCON tournament reports.

Musa was included in the Super Eagles 25-man final squad that will hope to win Nigeria’s fourth Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) title.

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Golden Eaglets coach Nduka Ugbade bank on Ahmed Musa's experience at the AFCON
Augustine Egueavoen, Nduka Ugbade and Jose Peseiro

The inclusion of Musa in the squad raised a lot of dusts as some Nigerians queried his inclusion in the national team. Some argued that the former VVV Venlo winger has overstayed his welcome, and should make way for younger players.

Ugbade canvass support for Super Eagles Ahmed Musa

However, Ugbade want Nigerians to accept and support Musa. The former international highlighted that younger players in the team will bank on his experience.

“Musa is a player that understand the Africa Cup of Nations having played in the tournament several times.

“You deny the fact that sometimes you need a bit of experience in a team that will guide the younger players and that I feel played a role for his inclusion,” the Golden Eaglets coach was quoted by Complete Sports Nigeria.

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa to lead the team to AFCON glory
Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa in action for Nigeria

He added, “Musa may not be playing 90 minutes for the Super at the tournament but his experience may come handy when the chips are down.”

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Ugbade was part of the Golden Eaglets squad that won the FIFA U-17 world cup in 1995. And has since his retirement from active football ventured into coaching, scouting and harnessing talents from Nigerian setups.

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