CSKA Moscow head coach Viktor Gancharenko has attributed Ahmed Musa’s recent surge in form to a heated argument between the two. Musa, who is currently on loan from Premier League club Leicester City, was involved in a bitter row with Gancharenko after being substituted early in the second half during a league game against Dynamo. However, the coach claims that the incident has ultimately led to Musa’s improved performances on the field.
Following their one-on-one discussion, Musa has since scored three goals and provided two assists in his last three games for CSKA Moscow. This includes a standout performance in Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League, where Musa netted two goals.
In a post-match conference after the game against Kuban Krasnodar, Gancharenko revealed the impact of their confrontation, stating, “After I replaced him against Dynamo, we had a tough conversation. I said that he is not my friend, that I want more from him. He agreed to work harder and If necessary, we will again engage in a squabble if he fails to up his game.”
Musa, who is expected to secure a spot in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, has already scored three goals in seven league games for CSKA since joining the club in January.
The Nigerian forward’s improved performances have caught the attention of fans and football pundits alike, with many praising his determination and resilience on the field. Musa’s recent success has also sparked speculation about his future with CSKA Moscow and whether Leicester City will consider extending his loan deal.
As the World Cup draws nearer, Musa’s impressive run of form will undoubtedly boost his confidence and increase his chances of making a significant impact on the global stage.