Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles will on Saturday respond to the allegation that Nigeria uses ‘juju’ to win matches. Adel Amrouche had made the claim before he resigned as Libya’s coach.
Reacting, Musa said the Eagles are determined to win the vital Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Medditerean Knights. “Before he resigned, he made a statement last time,” the Al Nassr FC striker told TheCable.
“So, we are going to give him the answer over there whether he resigned or not. For me, like I said earlier, we are not thinking about Libya. “We don’t care whether the coach resigned or not. We don’t have to care, all we care for is what will happen on the pitch on Saturday.
“What we are focused on is about Super Eagles and not about Libya. For me I always know what Nigerians want, is for us to win. “For me and my colleagues as players, we are not under any pressure. Especially for me, this is the kind of game that I love to play.
“So, I am not under any pressure. We are just ready and waiting for Saturday to come.” Musa, however, admitted that the team will miss captain John Obi Mikel’s influential presence but noted that other players can fill the void.
“We will definitely miss the captain. Victor Moses is no longer available for selection due to his retirement from the national team,” he said. “We have players who are capable of filling the void. We certainly missed some players against Seychelles but coped.
“Troost-Ekong missed out of the Seychelles fixture but he is fully back for the Libyan test. We haven’t been to the two last editions of the AFCON. The players are looking forward to qualifying for the competition.”
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