The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has made a u-turn on the initial 100 caps claim for the Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, saying it has deferred to FIFA’s own record of 98 caps.
The NFF had earlier celebrated 100 caps for the former CSKA star after the World Cup qualifiers game against Cape Verde but were called back to track.
This is because of the nullification of two of the matches Ahmed Musa played in, which should have made his tally 100.
FIFA said on Tuesday that Musa’s appearances in the 3-0 defeat of Togo in a friendly match in Paris in June 2017 and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier against Algeria in Constantine in November 2017 did not count.
However, NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, on Wednesday, said “We defer to FIFA in this regard, so Ahmed Musa has 98 caps. If he features, as expected, in the home-and-away matches against Central African Republic in October, he will clock the tally of 100 and the celebrations will follow in full flow.”