Why Nigeria captain won’t play away games…


Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa looks set to miss 80 percent of his new club’s away fixtures after indicating he is uncomfortable traveling on the West African country’s deteriorated roads.

Musa recently reunited with Kano Pillars ahead of the resumption of the second half of the Nigeria Professional Football League on April 28.

Pillars chairman Surajo Yahaya confirmed that although the player would be available for every home fixture, he would not be part of most of their away games.

“Ahmed Musa is a big player and at the moment we know the economic situation of the country and the bad roads in some regions. He is going to honour all our home matches and if there is an available flight in the state we have an away game, then he is going to attend,” Yahaya told Nigeria media.

“He did not say that he’s totally going to be unavailable for our games on the road, but he is going to attend those matches by flight, but for the games that are close by, like a game at Katsina or Bauchi, he is ready to go. But we need to provide good facilities for him,” Yahaya added.

Musa is expected to make his debut for Pillars on May 5, when the Sai Masu Gida welcome Enyimba. He will miss the team’s next two games against Warri Wolves and Plateau United.

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By FARPost Reporter

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