Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa revealed that scoring a brace in Nigeria’s second group game against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is one of his best days as a footballer, reports Completesports.com.
The Super Eagles lost their opening game against Croatia 2-0 and needed to beat the Europeans who held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their first game to boost their chances of making it beyond the group stage.
Gernot Rohr ‘s men won the Group D encounter in Volgograd 2-0 with Musa netting a superb brace.
Musa showed superb technique to put the Super Eagles ahead on the half-volley early in the second half before dribbling past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson to score the second.
The versatile winger not only became the first Leicester City player to score at a World Cup, but his double also made him the highest scoring Nigerian footballer in the tournament’s history.
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He scored two goals at the 2014 showpiece in Brazil and two more in Russia for a total of four, two better than the trio of Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke and Kalu Uche.
And to celebrate the occasion, Musa took to social media to express his delight.
“Wow how time flies. I can’t believe it’s 2 years already since I scored those much needed goals at the World Cup ⚽⚽⚽⚽The tears of joy I shed that day I can never forget. Unarguably one of the best days of my life. Grateful to Allah & everyone of you for the love,”he wrote on his Twitter handle.
Despite the win, Nigeria would fail to advance past the group stages with eventual runners-up Croatia and Argentina taking up the top two spots.
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