Reporting in Volgograd, Russia
Nigeria’s two-goal hero against Iceland, Ahmed Musa has expressed his delight after becoming the first Nigerian to score at two world cups, AOIFootball.com reports.
Musa, who scored against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, praised Coach Gernot Rohr for putting his trust in him to deliver for the country when it mattered the most.
“I’m very happy to break the record; for me, being the highest Nigerian goal scorer at the World Cup, it’s a moment I can never forget.
“I want to thank my coach for putting so much faith in me by starting me in the game and I’m happy I was able to repay him with the goals. I also want to thank my teammates for all their support and hopefully, we will complete the job against Argentina next Tuesday,” Musa concluded.
With his brace against Iceland, Ahmed Musa becomes the highest scoring Nigerian at the FIFA World Cup with four goals, two more than Emmanuel Amuneke and Kalu Uche.
He also becomes the first Nigerian to score at two consecutive world cups after netting twice at the last Mundial in Brazil.