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Ahmed Musa Should Bring His Experience For Us To Win AFCON – Former Super Eagles Midfielder


Former Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi, has called for utilisation of the experience of Ahmed Musa at the 2023 AFCON.


Ahmed Musa is the current Super Eagles Captain, and hasn’t been in action with the national team in their last three outings.

Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa were in the Super Eagles’ squad that won Nigeria’s third AFCON title a decade ago in South Africa. But while Mikel has retired Musa is still in active service, possessing a lot of experience about the AFCON tournament.


What Mikel said about Ahmed Musa deploying his experience for 2023 AFCON.

According to Mikel Obi, Nigeria needs to approach every game at the 2023 AFCON prepared if they must achieve a podium finish. Based on his views, the Super Eagles’ are the favourites, hence opponent teams would want to beat them.


“For us(Super Eagles) to win next AFCON, we have to be ready to fight from the the start because as favourites, teams target and prepare adequately for you. But the idea is usually one game at a time and also keeps your eyes on moving from one stage to another,” the former Chelsea man said and was quoted by Owngoal Nigeria.


He added, “You can’t wish away experience and that is where the likes of Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi will be key. Also, the star of the team Victor Osimhen has to be at his best, because for a team to win the AFCON, you need a striker to among the goals. We had Emenike in 2013, and Rashidi Yekini in 1994.”

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