By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has revealed he cried after scoring Nigeria’s two goals against debutants, Iceland at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Musa who expressed shock that it has been two years he made such remarkable feat for the country on Monday recalled the memory of scoring Nigeria’s two goals in their 2-0 defeat of Iceland.
Having lost 2-0 to Croatia in their opening game, the Super Eagles went into the encounter in dire need of a win against the debutants.
The match was expected to be tough after Iceland held Argentina to a goaless draw in their opener.
However, it was the speedy forward who was the hero as his second-half effort inspired Gernot Rohr’s men to a much-desired victory at the Volgograd Arena.
After a poor first half where Nigeria failed to record a single shot – Musa put the Africans ahead in the 49th minute. He controlled a cross from Victor Moses and thumped an unstoppable drive into the roof of the net.
He completed his brace 15 minutes before full time after making a mess of Iceland’s solid backline.
Narrating his experience on that memorable day, June 22, 2018, Musa said he can’t believe it was two years already since he scored those much needed goals at the World Cup
He added that while it remained unarguably the day of his life, he cried tears of joy for getting the victory for the team.
“Wow how time flies. I can’t believe it’s 2 years already since I scored those much needed goals at the World Cup,” Musa said
Adding “The tears of joy I shed that day I can never forget. Unarguably one of the best days of my life. Grateful to Allah & every one of you for the love.”
With the win against the Icelanders, Nigeria needed just a draw against Argentina to reach the Round of 16 but that was never to be as the team lost 2-1 to their perennial rivals in the last group game.