Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa opened his retirement plans, admitting he was pleasantly surprised to see his name on the list of 24 players invited to the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
The former CSKA Moscow striker is currently unemployed after joining the Premier League, West Brom went bankrupt last month, so he did not expect to be part of the group nominated for the upcoming matches.
However, manager Gernot Rohr is aware of Musa’s influence in the locker room and has sent him an invitation so he can train with the team as well as motivate the young players.
“I stayed at home for many months, so it’s not easy. When I sign for a new club, I need more trophies because I am getting older every day.
“I am only 29 years old now, so I may finish football in the next two to three years. We will see “, said Musa.
“I was surprised to see my name on the list, but there is nothing I can do. I always want to represent my country whenever I am invited. I feel very happy, I will do my best, every opportunity given to me I will show what I know best. ”
Musa has been the mainstay of the Super Eagles since he made his senior debut against Madagascar in the AFCON qualifiers back in September 2010.