Coach Jose Peseiro of the Super Eagles has provided an explanation for the exclusion of Ahmed Musa and William Troost-Ekong off the team’s roster for the upcoming friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.
Head coach Jose Peseiro issued a 25-man roster for upcoming friendlies without team captain Musa or vice captain Troost-EKong last week.
Peseiro has dropped hints that the two are still active squad members.
The Portuguese stated that Musa was not included due to visa concerns, and he omitted Troost-Ekong to evaluate the status of another defensive player.
Ahmed Musa was unable to obtain a visa and hence was unable to go. At a news conference held in advance of today’s friendly against Saudi Arabia, he said, “Ekong is an option, he belongs to the group but for this camping I decided I need to check Torunarigha.”
“I could have contacted Ekong, but Chidozie came instead; he only started coming this time last year, and he deserves to be here, too.
The next camp won’t be necessary because we know Ekong is good enough to wait. I wish I could have called more than 25 players, but time constraints prevented me from doing so.