Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, has hit back at critics questioning his inclusion in the team for the AFCON qualifiers against Guinea Bissau.

Musa’s recent performance at club level has not been impressive, and he has only played for three minutes in the last four games for his club Sivasspor.

Despite this, the head coach of the Nigerian team, Jose Peseiro, included him in the 23-man squad for the upcoming games, sparking criticism from some who felt that other players deserved the spot more.

During a pre-match conference, Musa was asked about his future in the team and why he thinks he deserves to be included despite his current form.

He responded by saying that as long as he is invited by the coach and is physically fit, he will continue to play for Nigeria.

“In as much as I am being invited by the coach and my body can carry me, I will continue to play for Nigeria”, he said at the pre match conference.

He also emphasized his patriotism and dedication to the national team, stating that he would never decline an invitation to play.

“The coach who invited knows better and as a patriotic Nigerian, I can’t decline my national team invitation after so much sacrifice.

Musa dismissed his critics and their calls for his retirement, stating that he remains focused on his career and will not let negative comments affect him.

“I don’t listen to those who are clamouring for my retirement. I remain focused on my career.

“Whoever is invited, people must talk, so, why should I listen to their comments” Musa responded his critics.

Overall, Musa defended his inclusion in the team and made it clear that he is determined to continue contributing to the Nigerian national team.