Musa Remembers World Cup Brace Against Iceland

By Daily Sports on June 23, 2020

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The Super Eagles captain reminisces on his second half double against the Europeans in a make or break encounter at the Volgograd Arena

Ahmed Musa has remembered the memory of scoring Nigeria’s two goals in their 2-0 defeat of Iceland at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

Having lost 2-0 to Croatia in their opening game, the Super Eagles went into the encounter in dire need of a win against the debutants.

However, it was the speedy forward who was the hero as his second-half effort inspired Gernot Rohr’s men to a much-desired victory at the Volgograd Arena.

After a poor first half where Nigeria failed to record a single shot – Musa put the Africans ahead in the 49th minute. He controlled a cross from Victor Moses and thumped an unstoppable drive into the roof of the net.

He completed his brace 15 minutes before full time after making a mess of Iceland’s solid backline.

Five minutes later, Our Boys had a chance to launch a comeback after Tyronne Ebuehi clipped Alfred Finnbogason at the byline, but Gylfi Sigurdsson fired the ensuing kick over the bar.

Two years later, the Al-Nassr star recalled that moment – describing it as one of the best days of his life.

“Wow, how time flies! I can’t believe it’s two years already since I scored those much-needed goals at the World Cup,” Musa tweeted.

“The tears of joy I shed that day I can never forget. Unarguably one of the best days of my life. Grateful to Allah and every one of you for the love.” 

The three-time African champions’ hopes got quashed owing to a 2-1 defeat to Argentina in their last Group D encounter.

Thanks to his goals, Musa became the Super Eagles’ top scorer in the history of the tournament with four strikes. (Goal)

•PHOTO: Ahmed Musa 

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 23, 2020


 

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