Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa ended the year n style with Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after he set up two goals to inspire them to a 4-1 comeback win over Al-Fayha to end the year in the first place, AOIFootball.com reports.
Without a goal or assist since his return to action last November, the former Leicester City forward was hoping to end the year on a high for the visitors as he started just his 5th game of the campaign.
But it was the hosts who made the most of their home advantage when the took the lead inside 11 minutes via the boots of Ronnie Fernandez before they were reduced to 10 men just before half time when Samuel Owusu was sent off for violent conduct.
Al-Nassr was also reduced to 10 men after the hour mark when goalkeeper Brad Jones saw red fir a Professional foul before the visitors equalized from the spot when prolific forward Abderrazak Hamdallah stepped up to convert.
The goal did, however, become the turning point for Al-Nassr as Sultan Al-Ghannam made it 2-1 on 81 minutes before Musa twice set up Hamdallah in the closing stages to record an empathetic 4-1 win to end the year in the first position.
The Nigerian earned an impressive game rating of 8.1, completing 75% of his passes, making 3 key passes and also winning 5 of his duels contested.