U23 AFCON Qualifier: Ahmed Musa Gifts Nigeria’s U23 4M For Beating Libya

U23 AFCON Qualifier

After they had lost 0-2 away in a U23 AFCON Qualifier game in Libya last week, Victor Osimhen gave a hat-trick and an assist to inspire Nigeria's U23 side to overturn the two-goal deficit.

Super Eagles Star Ahmed Musa had pledged N1m to the team each goal scored to motivate the players ahead of the game.

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Musa made the pledge when he and coach Gernot Rohr visited the team in training on Saturday, March 23 and just a few hours after the 4-0 win on Monday, the Super Eagles stand-in captain fulfilled his promise.

His pledge was part of the support that was given the team ahead of the crucial second leg at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

Super Eagles boss Rohr had released four of his players, Osimhen, Chidozie Awaziem, Francis Uzoho and Valentine Ozonwafor for the U23 AFCON qualifier game.

The move paid off as all four players were crucial for the U23s.

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Uzoho was practically on holiday in the game, as the central defence pairing of Awaziem and Ozonwafor kept it tight at the back while it was Osimhen that netted a hat-trick and grabbed an assist in the 4-0 win.

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