–Flying Eagles skipper denies dumping U23 Eagles
Nigeria U20 national team captain, Musa Muhammed, has said he left the camp of the U23 team with the permission of head coach Samson Siasia last Wednesday.
Goal had reported that the golden boot winner at the African Youth Championship absconded from camp in order to sign a contract in Europe with Siasia expressing disappointment at his action.
Shortly afterwards, Siasia announced his team of 18 players that travelled to Lusaka for Sunday’s All Africa Games final qualifying match against Zambia U23.
The Nigeria Football Federation has already vowed to penalize the player for the conduct.
However, Muhammed said that he had no reason whatsoever to abscond after all he was the first player to resume camp. He told Goal that he had gone to retrieve his passport from the German Embassy which he did under permission.
“It is not true. I’ve been reading in papers that I ran away from camp but it is not true,” Muhammed told Goal.
“I’m surprised, though I was told to keep silent about it but my image is at stake.