–Ahmed Musa Promises Birthday Goals
Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has tipped the senior national team to beat Sudan in the return leg match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier holding later today in Abuja.
“I know the caliber of players in this team, some of them I have played with. I know the coaching crew and all the assistants, the slogan now is operation win all games”, he declared.
Kanu called for total support from all Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, noting that what the team is passing through at the moment is common with great teams and all they need do to bounce back is the support and understanding of their people.
Meanwhile, as it has become a tradition in the Super Eagles camp, Russian based striker, Ahmed Musa received a surprise birthday gift when all the players took turns in bathing him with water during Tuesday’s early morning training session of the national team.
The players took the petit winger, who returned to training on Tuesday morning after resting for a day following a knock he received in the first leg game in Sudan by surprise. Those who could not grab water cans, poured balls on him before training started under the early morning breeze of Abuja.
Speaking when the team returned to its camp base, Musa said he has suspended celebration till after the much desired win against Sudan on Wednesday.
“After the match against Sudan on Wednesday, we can paint the town red because we would have got our qualification hopes back on track. However, team skipper Vincent Enyeama, said there will be a short cake cutting ceremony during dinner, according to him, just to show him that he is loved by all and sundry in the team”.