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Ahmed Musa edges closer to set new national team record appearance

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa is three games shy of breaking the national team record of appearances set by Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo.

Musa earned his 99th international cap on Friday, as Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 in a World Cup qualifying game.

The match was played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Musa replaced the match-winner Kelechi Iheanacho in the 84th minute, with the Leicester City forward’s brace having given the Eagles a two-goal lead.

The Kano Pillars legend went into the game on 98 caps, eight more than former skipper, John Obi Mikel.

Now, Musa is two matches short of Yobo and Enyeama’s mark of 101 appearances.

He could match their feat if he features in Nigeria’s next two features against Cape Verde and the Central African Republic.

Musa shot into international limelight after helping Nigeria U23 win the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup where he scored goals against Benin Republic and Burkina Faso.

He made his senior debut on August 5, 2010, in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification versus Madagascar.


# Player                      Caps           Goals      Career
1 Vincent Enyeama     101           0             2002–2015
2 Joseph Yobo           101           7             2001–2014
3 Ahmed Musa            99         15             2010–present
4 John Obi Mikel        91           6              2006–2019
5 Nwankwo Kanu       87          12             1994–2011
6 Mudashiru Lawal    86         11               1975–1985
7 Jay-Jay Okocha     73         14             1993–2006
8 Peter Rufai             66        1               1983–1998
9 Peter Odemwingie 65        11              2002–2014
10 Finidi George        62        6               1991–2002
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