Ahmed Musa has been confirmed to captain Nigeria the African Nations Cup game against Libya in next weekend in Uyo. The Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker will stand-in for Mikel Obi who has been excused for the game.
It was gathered that the attacker has regained his status as the first vice-captain of the Eagles.
The former Leicester attacker had been named the team captain years ago by erstwhile coach of Nigeria, Sunday Oliseh, but the decision was overturned when Samson Siasia took over as an interim coach ahead of an AFCON 2015 qualifying match played in Kaduna against Egypt. Siasia named Mikel the team captain but the Tianjin Teda of China midfielder has not been included in the Eagles’ roster for this match just as it was with the last match against Seychelles.
Four other members of the Super Eagles team – Eddy Ogenyi Onazi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and John Ogu – have also played as captain in recent matches in the absence of Mikel.
It was learnt that the five listed players here are officially on the roster of Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr to lead the team but with Musa top of the pecking order as the first vice captain to Mikel ahead of Ogenyi Onazi who is listed as the second vice captain ahead of the other three.