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Musa Won’t Play Against Benin, Lesotho – Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has ruled out the possibility of his captain Ahmed Musa playing in the AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho later this month.

This is coming after a public outcry against the German tactician’s decision to include Musa who is currently without a club since leaving Saudi Arabia club side Al-Nassr in October, in the 24-man squad.

In an interview with  LEADERSHIP Sports, Rohr said that the former CSKA Moscow striker would play no part in the last two group games.

“He is not in the list of 23-man but he is invited like a captain, not like a player of the list,” Rohr said.

The Eagles gaffer however assured Nigerian football fans to expect good football and qualification tickets to the 2021 AFCON finals.

“Nigerians should expect good football and qualifications for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations,” he concluded.

Nigeria tops Group E with eight points but needs at least two points to qualify for the tournament to be held in Cameroon in 2022.

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