March 22, 2023

Rohr praises ex-U-17, U-20 captain, Mohammed over Tanzania clash

September 5, 2016
Mohamed Musa (right) takes on Tanzania’s Shiza RamadhanTahaya during Saturday’s 2017 AFCON qualifier in Uyo.

SUPER Eagle coach, Gernot Rohr has praised Musa Mohammed for displaying  a solid performance on his competitive debut against Tanzania at the weekend.

The Turkey-based defender started and finished Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the Eagles problematic right fullback position, which has previously featured the likes of Godfrey Oboabona, Efe Ambrose and Shehu Abdullahi.

However, he was booked in the 25th minute for a late tackle.

“The player who made me proud was Musa Mohammed – he didn’t play like he was making his competitive debut,” remarked Rohr.

“To me, he was one of the many positives I saw in the game, he did very well and I am happy for him.”

Former Nigeria U17 and U20 skipper, Musa had featured for the full international team in friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg in May.

Belgium-based defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was the other player who made his competitive Eagles debut against Tanzania, when he replaced skipper, Mikel Obi in the 63rd minute.

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