Ahmed Musa Breaks Super Eagles Appearance Record, Equals Zidane’s Record

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles captain, has emerged as the most capped Nigerian player after he played in the second leg of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea-Bissau.

The Super Eagles defeated the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau 1-0 at the Estadio 24 de Setembro.  

Ahmed Musa

Musa, who first played for the Super Eagles in 2010, and was also part of the 2013 Nations Cup-winning side, earned 108 caps, earning a new record for Nigeria.

The Eagles captain with his milestone equaled France’s midfielder Zinedine Zidane, German’s Jurgen Klinsmann, and England’s Tim Cahill’s 108 national caps.  

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The 30-year-old winger also beat Patrick Viera’s 107 international caps for France, and Frank Lampard’s 106 caps for the Three Lions of England.

Musa has bagged 16 goals for the Super Eagles since his debut and is Nigeria’s highest goal scorer in the World Cup with four goals.

The Eagles forward have netted 93 times and provided 65 assists in club football.

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