FIFA World Cup It’s two years since Ahmed Musa netted a brace against Iceland in WC

Ahmed Musa

Nigeria was back to the wall before their second game in Russia World Cup 2018. But Ahmed Musa managed to net a brace and save a 2-0 victory for the Super Eagles.

Nigerians lost their first game against Croatia. Following the own goal of Oghenekaro Etebo at 32th minute and a second one from Luka Modric.

For the second group stage’s game, Nigeria left all for former Leicester City forward. As Ahmed Musa made a brilliant display by scoring twice against Iceland. The first as well as the second goal, are all sumptuous and silky.

Nigeria then won 2-0 that day, on June 22 2018. They unfortunately crashed out against Argentina despite the equalizer penalty of Victor Moses after Lionel Messi’s goal at minute 14. Marcos Rojo concluded the final victory for Jorge Sampaoli’s squad at 88th minute.

Nigeria then knocked out being 3rd. But Ahmed netted a record in the tournament. That of being the first Super Eagle who scored in two different World Cups. After his brace against Argentina in Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014. He is also the first Nigerian to net a brace in a WC.

With Nigeria, current Al-Nassr won the 2013 AFCON.


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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