AHMED MUSA RETURNS WITH A BRACE

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa was among the goals for Al-Nassr in their 5-1 mauling of A’fif Club in the first round of the Saudi Arabia King’s Cup on Saturday. 

The 27-year-old winger scored a double to open his goal account for the season in just his first start since returning from injury a week ago. 

Musa opened the floodgates with a pile-driver from outside the box in the 23rd minute to put his side 1-0 ahead.

A minute before half-time, Awadh Khamis made it 2-0 to the visitors, as they ended the half on a high. 

Al-Nassr began the second 45 minutes in similar fashion to the first, with Hamad Al Mansor notching a third goal to make the scoreline 3-0 just six minutes after the interval. 

Musa then completed his brace in the 55th minute to ultimately put the game beyond A’fif, before Giuliano scored a penalty to further pile more misery on the home side.

Hamza Ben Abda got a consolation goal for the hosts in the 79th minute, as the game finished 5-1 in favour of Al-Nassr. 

Al-Nassr have now reached the Round of 32 of the King’s Cup by virtue of this big win. 

Having missed the past two friendly games for the Super Eagles, Musa is expected back in the side for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next week

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