Musa: Mikel, Not Me, Deserves To Be Eagles Captain

Musa: Mikel, Not Me, Deserves To Be Eagles Captain

By Johnny Edward in Kaduna:

Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa has admitted that he did not deserve to be named skipper of the team under former coach Sunday Oliseh.


Musa was picked ahead of big stars like Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose and Mike Obi under Oliseh but stepped down for the Chelsea star on Thursday.

“I didn’t deserve the skipper’s arm band when I was named captain of the team. Mikel is now the new Eagles skipper,” Musa told Completesportsnigeria.com here in Abuja on Thursday.

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“We have to move on from the past and focus on the Egypt match, which we have to win on Friday.”

Musa also told Completesportsnigeria.com that it was not a difficult decision for him to make after meeting with his other teammates.

“He’s a senior player to me and more deserving of the arm band,” Musa added.

“The focus is to beat Egypt to boost our chances of qualifying for the Nations Cup in Gabon.”

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  • Musa has always been a likeable guy. Apart from this act of his conceeding the captain band to Mikel, he has always been humble. I like him as a captain or not as a captain. I guess he is married for his wife will enjoy him as he will always alway pursue peace at home. Kudos to Musa Ahmed. See the reasons he gave? Mikel is his senior. Simple.

  • sani ahamed 6 years ago

    am so happy with what ahamed musa said, after handing the captain band to micheal obi…i wish my country all the best and wish super eagles to scater egypt with plenty goals.

  • Dogawahab 6 years ago

    Why will the writer refer to echejili and efe Ambrose as bigger stars? Is that the criteria for chosen the captain? I guess the writer wanted to say older players in the team. Cos for sure echejili and efe are definitely not bigger stars than Ahmed Musa.