Ahmed Musa was the hero for Nigeria as he bagged a brace for the Super Eagles in a 2-0 victory over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena.
Nigeria headed into the match knowing full well that victory would see them back into the reckoning.
They were, however, made to sweat for the three points.
Everything looked to be going to plan for Iceland until Musa opened the scoring in the 49th minute as the speedster capped his effort with two stunning strikes.
Musa, who’s on loan from Leicester City to his former club CSKA Moscow, netted two goals in Brazil 2014 is now two goals adrift of Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan as Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup. And he’s the first Nigerian to score a back-to-back brace at two World Cups.
Musa – born October 14, 1992 – began his career at the GBS Football Academy. He featured for JUTH and Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League before his move to VVV Venlo in 2010.
Musa has gone on to feature for Nigeria on 75 matches scoring 15 goals in the process.
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