AFCON qualifiers: Musa backs Olympic Eagles to beat Sudan


AFCON qualifiers: Musa backs Olympic Eagles to beat Sudan

Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa, has expressed his support for the Nigeria’s U-23 team ahead of their final round of U-23 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan, Punchng report.

He charged the Olympic Eagles to go all out and make the nation proud as they intensified preparations for the qualifiers expected to hold on September 5 and 10.

The ImamaAmapakabo-led team are expected to depart the shores of the country for the first leg billed for Thursday at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman.

The return leg will hold in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday, September 10.

Musa made the call when he showed up at the team’s training session at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Sunday evening, a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation said.

The Eagles’ captain added that with hard work and dedication, the team could beat Sudan in Omdurman to stand a bright chance of qualifying for the U-23 AFCON in Egypt.

“I am here to encourage and pledge my support to you due to the importance of the game ahead of you. I played for the U-23 before making my debut for the Super Eagles in 2010, and with dedication, hard work and grace of God, today I’m the Super Eagles captain.

“Nigeria is blessed with a lot of talented footballers. I am the captain of the Super Eagles not because I am better than most of the players but due to dedication and hard work. I urge you to go all out and beat Sudan because the game serves as Olympic qualifiers.”

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