Should Ahmed Musa retire after earning Centurion cap for the Super Eagles?

Should Ahmed Musa retire after earning Centurion cap for the Super Eagles?

Nigeria's skipper Ahmed Musa has reached a huge landmark in the Nigeria Football spectrum after he earned the centurion Caps in the 0-2 triumph over (CAR) Central African Republic on Sunday.

It's been long coming for the diminutive attacker (Musa) as it was taught that he reached the mark in September during their 1-2 win against Cape Verde Islands.

But with FIFA revealing that Musa has 2 games more to go, the Kano Pillars man had to wait for October games to make it 100 caps.

He's now joined the likes of Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama in the list of people who are centurion for Nigeria even as we ponder the player's future with the Super Eagles as the case may be.

All credit and renowned measures for managerial assessment should go to manager Gernot Rohr who has kept faith with the former CSKA Moscow star amid criticism over Musa's current selection in the Super Eagles.

The Nigerian Captain has not been in his best form owing to his stakes at the moment in the Turkish League.

And with Nigeria brimming with quality, especially in the attacking position, calls for Musa's place in the team have been in review among the Nigerian soccer-loving folks.

The fans are ruminating over the continued invitation of Ahmed Musa as a huge preferential treatment owing to the fact that some players are in better form than him in their respective clubs.

However, Musa holds the record as Nigeria's highest goal scorer in the World Cup with four goals to his name.

He was on the score sheet twice in the 3-2 defeat against Argentina in the team's last group game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

While his pair of goals secured a heartwarming 2-0 victory over Iceland 4 years later in Russia, the striker has had his moments in Nigeria's Super Eagles colours.

But should he continue with the team or consider international retirement amid the pressure and criticisms that plague his call-ups to the National team?

With the prospect of Nigeria recruiting talents like Ademola Lookman, Sheyi Ojo and Noni Madueke who are all in form and playing week in week out for their European clubs, should Musa consider retrieving from the Super Eagles?

However, his reputation speaks volumes for him as a Super Eagles campaigner.

Nevertheless, the experience he brings to the Eagles party cannot be underestimated as we've seen since the exit of John Obi Mikel two years back from the Super Eagles.

The Eagles team is blooded with young talent in the mix with Victor Osimhen and new invitee Calvin (Ughelumba) Bassey among many.

But as youth and experience are meant to work together, such should see Musa rightly continue his time with the Super Eagles team.

He's got the exposure at the highest level coupled with the quality to win things like he did winning the AFCON in 2013 and the Russian League with CSKA Moscow.

All Nigeria's passionate soccer fans need is patience and love for him to return to form again for the Nigerian team.

His presence alongside defender William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun would be good for valuable cover and experience for Nigeria's National team.

While the likes of Samuel Kalu, Henry Onyekuru and Terem Moffi are inspired to make maximum use of their youthful talent up front for the Eagles.

In all regards, Musa has a lot more to offer Nigeria in the days ahead. And it's a welcome development that Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr understands this from a good standpoint.

And he's not giving in to any pressure to affect Musa's stakes and importance to Super Eagles going forward in the future.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago