Supdr Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa in an interview on Monday has castigated news that he was not going to play for Nigeria again after AFCON 2021.
Ahmed Musa who plays his club football as a forward and left winger for Turkish Süper Lig club Fatih Karagümrük backtracked on his decision not to play for the Super Eagles again, saying that he’s available for selection for the 2023 African Cup of Nations tournament in Ivory Coast should the Super Eagles qualify.
The 29-year-old holds the all-time record for most appearances for the national team, playing 105 matches from September 2010 to date and he is currently training with the team in Abuja ahead of the 2023 AFCON qualifying games against Sierria Leone and São Tomé and Principe.
Speaking to Nigerian journalists in Abuja on Monday, Musa said : “That’s what I said but I’ve not said I’ve stopped in the national team.
“The coach knows that I have something to give and that’s why I came.
“The next AFCON is next year so I’m still playing active football . Definitely if I’m still playing active football, if the coach thinks I can give back to the team that’s not my wish, he’s the one to call, anytime I get a call up I know this is my country I have to come.
“I don’t know for now if I’ll be at the 2026 World Cup.”
Musa won the Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in 2013, and has scored the most goals (four) for Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup.