We’ll Beat Libya As Response To Amrouche’s ‘Juju’ Claim, Says Musa


Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles' vice captain, has said the team will beat the Libya national team on Saturday, as response to a claim that they win matches by "juju".

Former coach of the Mediterranean Knights, Adel Amrouche had Claimed last month that the Eagles win matches by help of black power.

Reacting to the allegation, Musa said the Eagles are determined to win the important Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the North Afficans.

“Before he resigned, he made a statement last time," Musa said.

“So, we are going to give him the answer over there whether he resigned or not. For me, like I said earlier, we are not thinking about Libya.

“We don’t care whether the coach resigned or not. We don’t have to care, all we care for is what will happen on the pitch on Saturday.

“What we are focused on is about Super Eagles and not about Libya. For me I always know what Nigerians want, is for us to win.

“For me and my colleagues as players, we are not under any pressure. Especially for me, this is the kind of game that I love to play.

“So, I am not under any pressure. We are just ready and waiting for Saturday to come.”

However, the Al Nassar foward admitted that the team will miss captain John Obi Mikel’s influential presence, but noted that other players can fill the void.

“We will definitely miss the captain. Victor Moses is no longer available for selection due to his retirement from the national team.

“We have players who are capable of filling the void. We certainly missed some players against Seychelles but coped.

“Troost-Ekong missed out of the Seychelles fixture but he is fully back for the Libyan test. We haven’t been to the two last editions of the AFCON. The players are looking forward to qualifying for the competition,” Musa added.

The 2019 AFCON qualifier will be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, with the second leg schedule for Tunisia on October 16.

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