Super Eagles and Fatih Karagumruk forward Ahmed Musa has expressed a possibility at hanging his boots for the national team.
The former Kano Pillars hitman said:
“I didn’t say I will retire from international football after this AFCON but this will be my last AFCON & we still have the World Cup that I will go.”
Musa made his debut for the Super Eagles in a qualification match for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations against Madagascar, where he came on as a substitute for Mikel John Obi in a 2–0 win on 5th August 2010, at the age of 17.
The 2013 Nations Cup winner further added:
“I will always give my best when I am called up, either in the tournament or the qualifiers. I want to give to give my best always.”
Ahmed Musa who is the current captain of the Super Eagles following the retirement of John Mikel Obi after Afcon 2019 is the most capped player ever on the national team with 103 appearances scoring 16 goals within the period.
When the former CSKA Moscow and Leicester City finally retires, he will be fondly remembered for scoring a brace against Argentina and Iceland at Brazil’14 and Russia’18 FIFA World Cups respectively.
Nigeria play the Pharaohs of Egypt in their opening game of the tournament on Tuesday as they look to secure a fourth Afcon crown.