Super Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa grabbed his 4th assist of the Saudi Arabia Premier League season when he set up Al-Nassr’s only goal in their hard-fought 1-0 win at Al-Ettifaq, AOIFootball.com reports.
One year on from laying his mother to rest, the former Leicester City forward lined up for the 7th time this season with the visitors hoping to stretch their unbeaten run to 9 games having last tasted defeat in November.
After a cagey opening first 25 minutes, the visitors were forced to make use of their bench in the first half when Naif Almas came on for the injured Omar Hawsawi with Al-Nassr forced to make a switch in their formation.
The move will, however, go on to pave way for the opening goal when the ever-lively Musa dazzled his way past he marker on the flanks before unselfishly squaring up for Hamdallah with the Moroccan tapping home from close range to make it 1-0.
The hosts then responded with three quick-fire substitutions in the second half but Al-Nassr stood their ground to momentarily move up to first on the log after earning their 10th win of the campaign.
Musa, who was withdrawn 9 minutes from time, ended the game with a rating of 7.3, making 3 key passes, winning 9 duels and also making 1 key interception.