Vanguard (Lagos)

7 February 2013

Nigeria: Musa Dedicates First Afcon Goal to Unborn Baby

Russia's CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa has dedicated his first AFCON goal scored against Mali in the semi-finals on Wednesday in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to his unborn child.

Delighted Musa said after Nigeria 4:1 comprehensive victory against the Malians. He scored his AFCON's first goal in the 60th minutes within six minutes he was brought on in the second half for injured Chelsea's Victor Moses.

The Super Eagles striker's wife is currently pregnant and will soon put to bed. The former Kano Pillars forward got his first goal after has labouring to find his form in the tournament, playing on his third Africa Cup of Nations appearances with Nigeria.

Musa, an AFCON debutant who made the Stephen Keshi's trusted 23-man final squad must have justified his addition with his tournament's opener.

The victory for Nigeria and the opener for Musa could earn a Cup finals slot and give Stephen Keshi a selection headache after the condition of injured Moses is yet to be ascertained.

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