The 28-year-old was summoned to the nationwide staff regardless of not enjoying aggressive membership soccer since October
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed Ahmed Musa is not going to play their closing Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches towards Benin and Lesotho.
Musa is but to discover a new membership since he left Saudi Skilled League membership Al Nassr in October 2020 and he has not performed a aggressive match since he featured within the Tremendous Eagles’ 4-Four draw towards Sierra Leone on November 13.
Earlier this yr, the previous Leicester Metropolis ahead was near returning to the Premier League however his late transfer to West Bromwich Albion broke down as a result of Baggies’ lack of funds.
Musa’s newest invitation to the Nigerian nationwide staff has raised eyebrows however Rohr maintained that he’s nonetheless the staff captain and he’s in camp to coach and maintain his health degree.
“Musa is our captain, and he is part of the staff although he gained’t play as a result of he has not been energetic, however we wish to help him to coach and he may even assist our staff as we put together for these two vital matches,” Rohr advised the Caf web site.
Nigeria lead the Group L qualifying group with eight factors after 4 matches whereas Benin path in second place with seven factors and Lesotho are on the backside of the group with two factors.
Rohr disclosed he’s anticipating robust video games in Porto Novo towards the Squirrels and in Lagos towards Lesotho on March 27 and 30 respectively.
“We wish to end our qualification on a optimistic be aware, and the 2 matches towards Benin and Lesotho are crucial,” he continued.
“After all, we all know that Benin is tough to beat after our final sport in Uyo (Nigeria gained 2-1) and we want at the very least a degree towards them to qualify for subsequent yr’s Afcon.
“Then, we’re enjoying our closing sport in Lagos. We wish to win in Lagos as a result of it has been a very long time since we final performed there, and we wish to conclude the qualifiers with a victory as properly.
“These are usually not going to be simple matches as a result of Lesotho drew with Benin, however we’re going to give our greatest towards these opponents.”