Ahmed Musa, the captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, downplayed his century of caps but expressed hope that the country would earn maximum points against the Central African Republic on Sunday, BSNsports reports.
Nigeria, captained by Musa, will look to redeem their image when they face CAR on matchday 4 of the qualifier in Douala, Cameroon.
Musa acknowledged his satisfaction after attaining the milestone but noted that getting 3 points is more important at the moment.
“I’m delighted to be on the verge of earning my 100th cap, which is a moment of excitement and pride for any international football player.
However, the three points bother me more.
“Three points here have become far more valuable as a result of what transpired in the first leg, which we lost.
Individual recognition is appreciated, but I am more concerned with communal glory and national pride,” he stated.
Musa would join Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama as players with 100 caps for the country if he is selected to play on Sunday in Douala.