AFCON 2015 Qualifier: Sudan game a must win – Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa

A Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa, has said that Nigeria’s encounter against Sudan Saturday is a must-win game for the team.

In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday in Abuja after the team’s routine training, the 21- year-old CSKA Moscow forward said the team had been collectively working hard to ensure victory.

“We have 100 per cent what it takes to qualify for the (Africa Cup of Nations.) I see Nigeria winning by the grace of God and through hardwork,” he said.

Musa, who scored two goals against Argentina during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, said he would try his best to score goals for Nigeria,

“I am not going to say I will score or not but by God’s grace I will work hard and also work with the team to score goals;  although we have been training well in the team. Everyone is in good mood and by Saturday, we are going to prove ourselves,” he assured

When asked if the players were mentally fatigued hence their poor outing since the end of the 2013 Nations Cup were Nigeria won the trophy, he said it was hard luck.

“I don’t really think so. It’s not fatigue but bad games or good games. In football, you cannot predict any outcome. We will only work very hard. We are mentally strong,” he concluded.

The Super Eagles are currently training at the main bowl of the Abuja National Stadium due to the poor state of the pitch at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

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