Super Eagles’ speed demon, Ahmed Musa has continued to hit the headlines following his scintillating display over Iceland at the ongoing FIFA world cup on Russia, after he became the first Leicester City player to ever score at a FIFA World Cup, AOIFootball.com reports.
Despite spending the second half of the season on loan at Russian outfit CSKA Moscow, where the Nigerian picked form just before the World Cup, Musa remains contracted to Leicester and could have just maybe done enough to convince the Foxes’ management that he still has what it takes to succeed at the club with winger Riyad Mahrez almost certain of quitting this summer.
In 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 his tally in a 49th-minute effort, with a close-range strike 14 minutes from the end after dribbling past the Iceland goalkeeper, making him Nigeria’s top scorer in World Cup finals, following his two goals in 2014.
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.
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 progressing from Group D have been improved dramatically, but Argentina and Iceland still remain in contention.