Why Ahmed Musa Is New Super Eagles Captain – Sunday Oliseh Explains

Why Ahmed Musa Is New Super Eagles Captain – Sunday Oliseh Explains

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on October 8, 2015
Ahmed Musa, Demola Olajire, Gernot Rohr, Francis Uzoho, Abdullahi Shehu, Odion Ighalo
Ahmed Musa at the Brazil 2014 World Cup | Getty Images

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh is not going back on his decision to hand CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa the captain armband in place of embattled goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama.

Speaking on Sports Radio Brila FM, Oliseh likened his misunderstanding with the former national team captain to a normal family disagreement. He also offered reasons why he handed Ahmed Musa the national team’s captain armband.

”I want a captain who is disciplined. A leader who can motivate other players. A player who comes to camp early. I want a young player not a retiring player as captain. And Ahmed Musa is that player. He is my captain”.

“As a coach I have looked at the team and I have looked at Nigeria going forward. We need a captain who will think of staying with Nigeria for several years to come, who is regularly in the front.  Ahmed Musa did a great job for us in Tanzania under very difficult circumstance. He is a very responsible player and he is the captain of the team. So he is the captain of the team, there is no question of a tussle,” Oliseh explained.

The 41-year-old manager also spoke about Nigeria’s upcoming friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon.

”The players have shown their desire and we are working on stringing them together. It is unfortunate that the home-based players are yet to be given visas but we are hopeful that they will be here for the second match against Cameroon on Sunday,” he stated.


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