Former Nigeria international Etim Esin has backed the invitation of Ahmed Musa ahead of the Super Eagles 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Despite being clubless, Musa was included in the 24-man squad released on Tuesday.
But Esin, speaking with Completesports.com, posited his influence will be needed in the team even of he does not get full playing time.
“Musa can be a big influence in the team. Maybe he might not play the full 90 minutes but he can add something.
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“How many players have scored the number of goals Musa has scored at the World Cup? So, he being in the squad can galvanize them to perform well.”
And on Paul Onuachu not making the 24-man squad, Esin said:”I think he should be given a chance to perform he is on form scoring goals and he has that (Rashidi) Yekini structure.
“I think he struggles in the Eagles because if you look at it does he has…
Source: Complete Sports