World Cup: Nigeria’s first goal nominated for Best Goals, Ahmed Musa mobbed in Abuja
American Cable News Network Sports has nominated Super Eagles Forward, Ahmed Musa’s first goal against Iceland as one of the best scored in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Similarly, the channel nominated Lionel Messi of Argentina’s goal in group stage goal against Nigeria was also nominated the best in the fiesta holding in Russia. CNN Sports announced the nomination via its Twitter handle on Friday.
According to it, other two players whose goals are in the shortlist are Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma (versus Iran), Spain’s Nacho (versus Portugal).
It described the goal scored by Musa against Iceland in a 2-0 win as a delight to watch as he skillfully brought down a cross by Victor Moses before smashing the ball into the roof of the net from inside the box.
It said that fans were expected to cast votes in the poll for the best goal among the four nominated goals while voting would end on Saturday.
Football fans mob Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa at National mosque In Abuja
Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa was mobbed by excited fans as he paid a visit to the National Mosque in Abuja to observe the Juma’ah Prayers today Friday June 29th.
He was surrounded by fans who showed their appreciation for his efforts at the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
Many of the Super Eagles players have left Russia. Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said that most of the players have left Russia for their respective bases.
“Instead of returning to Nigeria, the Super Eagles players have been returning to their respective bases one after the other, where they have since reunited with their families,’’ he said.
Players who have left the camp include team captain Mike Obi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Leon Balogun, Alex Iwobi, Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi.