Musa: Win Against Bafana Bafana Good For Super Eagles

Musa: Win Against Bafana Bafana Good For Super Eagles

Super Eagles winger and vice-captain Ahmed Musa has highlighted the importance of the side’s win against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their AFCON 2019 quarterfinal encounter at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night, Completesports.com reports.

The Super Eagles edged out Stuart Baxter’s men 2-1 in the keenly contested match.

Young winger Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for the Super Eagles in the 27th minute, while Bongani Zungu equalised for the South Africans on the 70th minute with a header which had to be referred to VAR after the referee had earlier ruled the goal offside.


Ahmed Musa vs Bafana’s Thamsanqa Mkhize

William Troost-Ekong netted the winner for Nigeria a minute before full time.

“The win is important. We knew it was not going to be easy. All we had in our mind was winning the game and we are glad to do that at the end of the day, ” Musa told Completesports.com.

“We expected that we would win, but we have to keep our head calm. We scored the first goal but they equalised. We knew the goal would eventually come and had to be patient. Finally, it came in the 90th minute.

The atmosphere at the magnificent Cairo International Stadium was electrifying with home fans coming out in large numbers to support the Super Eagles.

An appreciative Musa thanks the teeming home fans for their massive support.

“They should keep supporting us. It’s good that Egyptian fans came out to support us. We want to say thank you to them for everything. ”

By Adeboye Amosu (pix: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Cairo

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  • I overwhelmingly echo Musa’s sentiments in the article above. The win was more important that even qualifying for the semi finals – it has gone a long way in healing the wounds caused by the Uyo 2:0 home loss of 2017 and the Uyo 2:2 home draw of 2014 to South Africa.

    I call on all brethrens to use this time to unite behind the team and put aside our differences in views.

    The minimum requirement for this tournament is a semifinal slot and the team has delivered.

    Whatever happens from here will be exceeding expectations.

    This moment calls for celebration and it also calls for focus on the part of our players because we would like them to exceed expectations.

    Or is that too much to ask?

    • Mr Hush 2 years ago


      I must say I can’t emphasis it enough..
      Your clarion call,Musa’s briefing has said it all…

      Critics criticize for a cause.
      Believers believe for a cause.
      Results justifies that cause.
      What matters is that cause..
      We believe In the same cause called the Super Eagles.
      And what matters to all,is to win…
      No hate,love,criticism can over or under estimate that..
      And right now, we are on the path..

      And on that path,it is out of criticism that we understand the results we aim for..
      i believe right now,even the critics have become believers..
      But let’s not get lost in arrogance or be subject to limitations, there are two games to go..and we are prime for those.

      My joy right now has overwhelmed my disappointment(in the loss to Madagascar,for good measure)..
      In the space of three years,we have beaten 80percent of the best in Africa,in matches that matters;we have beaten our rivals in matches that matters;
      More importantly,in every win,we have become more united as a Nation.
      What more can I ask for…

      The sky is green and the horizon getting whiter..
      Let’s keep going; we are close to el dorado

      • All hail my comrades Gen. Deo
        & Mr Hush… I’m 100% with you guys on this as i urge elderstatesmen of our fanworld
        Dr. Drey,Ayphillydegreat & Omo9ja & the gang to rally their troops in unity for total Support our Golden Super Flying Eagles…