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Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles want revenge against Argentina

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles want revenge against Argentina

- Ahmed Musa has stated he wants to revenge when Nigeria face Argentina in their last game

- The 25-year-old scored a brace when Nigeria lost to Lionel Messi's side 3-2 four years ago in Brazil

- The Super Eagles only need a draw and Argentina need an outright win to progress to the next stage

Nigerian international Ahmed Musa has vowed to take revenge on Argentina when they come face to face with the Super Eagles.

Gernot Rohr's men need just a draw to progress into the last 16 and hand the South Americans a humiliating homecoming.

The 25-year-old winger who spent last season back on loan at CSKA Moscow after a disappointing first season at Leicester City in 2016, scored a brace when Nigeria lost 3-2 to Argentina in Brazil four years ago.

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In the build up to Russia, he joked: “Maybe it is time to take revenge.”

Musa scored twice as the three-time African champions beat Iceland 2-0 to go second behind Croatia in group D, leaving the Argentines needing to win the final game to have any hope of going through.

But Musa warned: “With Messi on the pitch I always do well.

“I also know from experience that scoring against Argentina is not difficult for me.

“I take it step by step, but if I get an opportunity I have to take it.

“We must work very hard. I know the importance of the game. If we draw we are through and Argentina are out. But we will play to win.”

Nigeria defeated Jorge Sampaoli's side 4-2 in a friendly last November, but Messi did not play the match.

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Musa said: “Messi was not there, but we know we can do it now. The belief is there, but we must remain humble.

“What I like about my team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit.”

The former Kano Pillars star is a complex character. Born in Jos, a city notorious for religious violence, but he has never forgotten his roots.

While at Leicester, Musa bought two petrol stations to provide work for friends who suffered the same poverty is experienced as a child.

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The pacy winger also paid for more than 40 youth to be released from young offenders institutions, providing them with jobs in exchange for promises of good behaviour.

During the past Ramadan, Musa gave away 3,000 sacks of rice and cash to the poorest members of his society, while he continues to give generous donations to schools in his home city.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported the Super Eagles defeated Iceland by 2-0 in their second Group D match.

Two second half goals from Ahmed Musa was all Nigeria needed to over-power the strong Icelandic side.

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