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Musa, Ndidi, Iheanacho Celebrated By Leicester As Eagles Stars Make Foxes World Cup History

Musa, Ndidi, Iheanacho Celebrated By  Leicester As Eagles Stars Make Foxes World Cup History

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa created history as he became the first Leicester City player to score at a FIFA World Cup following his brace against Iceland in Friday’s Group D clash.

Leicester confirmed the feat on their official website after the Super Eagles win against Iceland on Friday night.

The 2015/2016 Premier League champions also confirmed that with Musa, Wildred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho starting, it was also a first for the Foxes.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Ahmed Musa became the first Leicester City player to score at a FIFA World Cup finals, netting twice in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday.

“During a match which carried significant ramifications in Group D, Musa latched onto a Victor Moses pass before performing a deft flick and volleying it beyond Hannes Þór Halldórsson.
“The 25-year-old, who also hit the bar, added to that 49th minute effort with a close-range strike 14 minutes from the end, making him Nigeria’s top scorer in World Cup finals, following two in 2014.

“With Musa being joined by Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in the Super Eagles’ starting XI, it was also the first time that three City players have started for one team in the competition.

“Following their 2-0 defeat by Croatia last week, Nigeria’s chances of joining Group D leaders Croatia in the Round of 16 have been improved dramatically, but Argentina and Iceland remain in contention.

“Gylfi Sigurðsson missed the opportunity to narrow the arrears for Iceland in the 82nd minute, blazing a penalty over Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho’s crossbar.”

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 10
  • Rubbish. The guy that u almost ruin his career until CSCA Moscow came to his rescue.

  • Edoman 5 months ago

    Lets hope we beat Argentina on Tuesday o.

  • Ikeben 5 months ago

    The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This biblical verse is typified in the career of Ahmed Musa. What matters in life is not what people say about you but what you believe about yourself.

    This is the most insulted Nigerian striker, yet he is now the record breaker. What Yekini, Okocha, Amokachi, Kanu or Osazee did not achieve, he is the one that achieved it. To score 4 goals in two successive world cup. And the 4 goals are world class goals that are among our all time best World cup goals.

    This is the irony of life. Never let anyone define you. Dare to dream and believe in yourself. Your destiny is only in the hand of God and only you can discover it.

    He is not only a record breaker for Nigeria but also for Leicester city. The same person that was not good enough is now in their history books.

    I will like to say that the Nigerian fans, media and Leicester city owe this Nigerian son an apology for always writing him off. And concluding on him
    , even before he kicks the ball.

    My brother continue to shine for you are one of the Nigerian stars that was sent to lighten the football world of Super Eagles.

  • matsho 5 months ago

    This Leicester city ppl should just keep quiet.

  • Bomboy 5 months ago

    I can assure you Leicester city can’t wait for the season to begin so they can have Musa back. Now they know his worth. Shame to the coach that left him on the bench.

  • Musa has already been loaned

  • I wish the same episode against Argentina 

  • nathog 5 months ago

    I’ll be very angry if Musa plays for Leicester city next season. what nonsense.