CSKA Moscow star, Ahmed Musa has told AfricanFootball.com Nigeria are very much on track to rise to the top and rule Africa again.
He therefore urged the fans to be patient with the team as new players have been introduced and it will take some time before they blend as a team.
He also revealed in this exclusive interview with the AfricanFootball.com that the best gift he has received was a Rolex wrist watch from his wife for his birthday last year. Enjoy!
CONGRATULATIONS for captaining the Super Eagles for the first time.
How did it feel?
I felt very happy to lead Eagles out in the game as the captain. It was a great honour for me to captain Nigeria’s Super Eagles, it was a dream come true. I stood in for skipper Enyeama, who was not around for this game.
How will you describe the game against South Africa?
We wanted to win, Nigerians expected us to win but this is a new team, we have some new players in the team so we need time to understand ourselves. Nigerians should keep supporting us, with time we will get back to our highest level where we ought to be.
Your goal against South Africa was like one of your goals against Argentina, how did you feel and who is it for?
It was a good goal, I saw the opening and I put the ball there. The goal is dedicated to my son, Musa Ahmed Musa, who will be two years old on Monday.
Do you think Super Eagles will rule Africa and be the toast of Nigerians again?
Yes, sure. Very soon we will get there. We have a lot of good quality players in Nigeria and abroad who can make Eagles to be world beaters again. We have lot of new players in the team, we need to understand ourselves and that will take time. Nigerians should be patient with the team as we will get to the top where we belong soon.
Your team, CSKA Moscow are currently second behind Zenit Saint Petersburg and the gap is a bit wide, do you think your team can still retain the league championship?
That is my target and it is still achievable. We will keep working hard and keep winning.
On a lighter note, what is your favourite food?
The food I love most is rice with stew.
What gives you the biggest thrill?
I love perfumes, shoes and cars. I really love big cars.
Which is your favourite car?
I love the Range Rover Sport.
Which is the best gift you have ever received?
That was a Rolex wrist watch my wife gave to me as the birthday gift last year. I cherish it so much.