Former Barcelona star 'attacks' Gernot Rohr for inviting Musa for AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho

Former Barcelona star 'attacks' Gernot Rohr for inviting Musa for AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho

- Ahmed Musa's invitation by Gernot Rohr has continued to generate reactions from ex-internationals

- The winger has not been active since he parted ways with former club Al Nassr last October

- Former Tanzania coach Amuneke has insisted that the coach was wrong to name the forward for the games

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Former Barcelona winger Emmanuel Amuneke has faulted Ahmed Musa's invitation to the Super Eagles' camp for this month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

The former Premier League star made coach Gernot Rohr's 24-man list despite being clubless since last October after parting ways with Saudi Arabia outfit Al Nassr.

He almost got signed up by West Bromwich Albion during the January transfer window but the deal collapsed in the end.

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However, many are skeptical about his inclusion for the national team assignment in spite of his non-competitiveness in the last five months.

Amuneke Faults Rohr On Musa’s Invitation For AFCON Qualifiers
Ahmed Musa in action for Nigeria during AFCON 2019 third-place triumph over Tunisia. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto
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His selection has also divided the fans and ex-internationals with varying opinions trailing Musa's invite to camp.

Amuneke who led Tanzania to their first Nations Cup finals in years insisted that Rohr is wrong on all sides to have included the winger in the team. He was quoted by Complete Sport saying:

“Professionally and morally, Ahmed Musa should not be on the list because he is not engaged in a competitive league.
“He should not have been invited. He has given so much to the country and was probably brought in to motivate the younger players in the team. It’s for the coach to give reasons why he invited this player.”

The Super Eagles will face Benin at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo on Saturday, March 27, and later host Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday, March 30 in their final two games in the qualifiers.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has expressed concerns over the attempt by the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to invite captain Ahmed Musa to the squad.

Musa has been out of action for a period of five months ahead of the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

The 28-year-old was a part of the squad that played against Sierra Leone in the doubleheader fixtures.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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