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AFCON 2023: Ahmed Musa craves historic African silverware with Nigeria



By Wale Mustapha
Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa is relishing the prospect of making special history by winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday.
The Super Eagles will be taking on Ivory Coast in the final at the Alhassan Outarra Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan by 9pm.
Musa who is yet to kick ball at the tournament was part of Nigeria’s 2013 AFCON winning team held in South Africa along with Kenneth Omeruo.
Asked of the significant of winning the tournament on Sunday despite his inability to contribute to the team’s success on the pitch, the former Leicester City forward noted that it’s a payback time for him who has contributed to the country’s success in the past.
“If we win the AFCON on Sunday, it will be a big moment in my life, because I and Kenneth Omeruo will become the only Nigerians to have won it twice, as players.”
“I have played for the team, country and players to win, it is also good for my team mates to play for me and win for the country,” he said.
Musa is the highest capped Nigerian player, with over 100 appearances and he’s not considering calling it quit with the national team anytime soon.

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