AHMED Musa has declared that he and his Super Eagles colleagues are so desperate to play at the World Cup that they will not blow their chance on Tuesday.
The Super Eagles will qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup with any margin of victory on Tuesday after playing a 0-0 draw against Ghana in Kumasi in the first leg of the playoffs on Friday night.
“All the players, including myself, want to go to the World Cup,” team captain Musa told thenff.com on Sunday.
“For me, it is very important because it could be my last World Cup. I enjoyed the last two finals that I participated in, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. I want to experience it again.
“Most of the players in the present squad have not been to the World Cup and they desire to be there.”
While Musa conceded that beating bitter rivals Ghana will not be a piece of cake, the Fatih Karagumruk forward insisted the Super Eagles are up to the task
He added: “We all know it won’t be easy. Ghana will come here to do battle but we are ready for whatever they turn up with. I will not say more than that.”
Although the Super Eagles have not beaten Ghana since 2006, the last time both countries were involved in a FIFA World Cup qualifying group was in 2001, when the result was 0-0 in Accra and 3-0 in favour of Nigeria in Port Harcourt as the Eagles qualified for Korea/Japan.