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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Stephendeals: 10:31am On Jul 12
holllandis:
Have you noticed that Ahmed Musa is being unselfish the but the problem is he passes the ball to ighalo who either waste it or the ball is passed to no one in particular

Please let someone tell the coaching crew this

Go and watch all the passes you are talking about? how many ball to feet have Ighalo missed? Most passes that musa make always places the striker at disadvantage! It is either behind the striker or far away from the striker.


If you can examine closely the balls are closer to the keeper than the strikers or just wayward passes in all honesty.

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by zanogo(m): 10:32am On Jul 12
Sanchez01:

Musa is doing the work of a winger. His mission is to run down the line and create chances from the outside into the 18 box. He does that fairly well but most of his balls are wasted because you hardly find players in the box when his crosses come in.

Ighalo is an incredible finisher, to be fair but he lacks positioning just like Higuain. Speed is obviously not his strength. Musa might not take on the opponent's goalkeeper head on if he doesn't find his way into the 18 box. Him being selfish would mean every tiny chance he gets would be blasted into space, or at best, we get a corner kick.

The proper thing would be to ask the winger to spot out his man and counsel the striker to be more mobile and move when the winger poses a threat to the opposition.

Don't expect every winger to be like Ronaldo. It's unfair.
hey!! you are not that wrong, but higuain at his peak is very good at positioning, he just usually misses than he scores, when at madrid, he would replace benzema at the 60 minutes mark and would still see more good chances than benzema who played more minutes, musa has always been like this, that is why he is not great, just only good, great speed, average dribbling but poor execution, we dont have to blame ighalo here, musa has always been like this, he is not decisive at all, for a player of his calibre, i think it is shameful, when u beat a wing back and dashing towards the box 18, you look up to see available team mates, if they are few or they are not reachable, then you can go for the kill, but musa will just throw an aimless pass into the box waiting for miracle to happen just like The over hyped Townsend during his tottenham days, great speed, great dribbling but no end product, i would prefer onyekuru and Chukwueze on the wings. musa is an expert dog used for hunting, and an expert dog used for hunting does not spoil the meat of his games or else he pays with his own skin , musa needs to sit on the bench for sometime.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Stephendeals: 10:34am On Jul 12
facts1234:
Let's make this noise loud enough on social media.

We need to see Onyekuru or Osimhen for at least 20 minutes.

70 MINUTES is enough for our darling Ighalo to score goals.


70 Minutes without supply? Strikers cant do nada unless they get the ball
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by daymol(m): 10:36am On Jul 12
ehix89:
calling a human useless, he offend you, na wa for some people sha...smh

sanity isn't common, someone that refer to his fellow human as "USELESS" only because he hasn't played to his own satisfaction

you can't say anything to convince me that he has anything to live for
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Stephendeals: 10:37am On Jul 12
MChaze25:
They should give someone else a chance to play that ighalo position.
Ighalo plays well when he is not starting.
He looks like someone that likes reading the match before entering the field

They gave another person in the first game and nothing happened till he came to the rescue just 5 minutes after he entered the fray!

Ighalo is still the highest goal scorer in this tourney!....

The only problem i can say for Ighalo is positioning but for wastefulness i beg to differ

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by facts1234: 10:38am On Jul 12
What happened to Chukwueze's pass to Ighalo during the South African game?

Ighalo needs to improve in his positioning.

Stephendeals:


70 Minutes without supply? Strikers cant do nada unless they get the ball
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by stanliwiser: 10:38am On Jul 12
pyro62:
Ahmed musa would see a nice opportunity for a shot, instead he'll pass the ball to that lazy ighalo, that wouldn't know what to do with the ball.. Ighalo would have easily been the highest goal scorer in this competition if his conversion rate is 3/10 sef..

But no shaken we go still win! Na God dey fight for Lazy man smiley
wetin come dey fight for hardworking man.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by RZArecta2(m): 10:40am On Jul 12
Collins4u1:



Exactly he passes to no one, and that's his problem... A typical German team will dart the ball out towards the penalty kick spot and watch how goal will happen, but Musa will volley it high over the face of the goal.

That's the aspect he needs to work on
aspect he needs to work on at which age ? Musa has NEVER been a fantastic crosser of the ball coming from the wings, he does all the hard work of beating opponents but that final ball is his albatross. You can check any sample videos of his earlier matches to verify my claims, just that any Eagles coach will want him around for his calmness and discipline, besides his stamina belies his age
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by facts1234: 10:41am On Jul 12
Ahmed Musa, with all his flaws, is an asset to this team.

His runs, at least keep the opponents' attack at bay.

zanogo:

hey!! you are not that wrong, but higuain at his peak is very good at positioning, he just usually misses than he scores, when at madrid, he would replace benzema at the 60 minutes mark and would still see more good chances than benzema who played more minutes, musa has always been like this, that is why he is not great, just only good, great speed, average dribbling but poor execution, we dont have to blame ighalo here, musa has always been like this, he is not decisive at all, for a player of his calibre, i think it is shameful, when u beat a wing back and dashing towards the box 18, you look up to see available team mates, if they are few or they are not reachable, then you can go for the kill, but musa will just throw an aimless pass into the box waiting for miracle to happen just like The over hyped Townsend during his tottenham days, great speed, great dribbling but no end product, i would prefer onyekuru and Chukwueze on the wings. musa is an expert dog used for hunting, and an expert dog used for hunting does not spoil the meat of his games or else he pays with his own skin , musa needs to sit on the bench for sometime.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Schro4real: 10:43am On Jul 12
If not for ighalo , Nigeria would have been ousted by the indomitable Lion of Cameron by now. His goals apart, did anyone notice the quality of the assist he provided iwobi for the 3rd goal? Now back to Musa, I personally believe he should be benched to allow room for Moses Simon. Musa end product is visionless. He crosses the ball to no one, or gives final passes to nobody in particular. He needs to watch how a Kelvin de bryne of mancity or christain Erickson of Tottenham delivers their final crosses or passes. They look up, know where the striker is, then give the cross or pass. But Musa is been poor I must say

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by prinsam30(m): 10:45am On Jul 12
the only thing I found confused reading is the OP way of presenting the news, what kind of presentation is this na
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by thedio(m): 10:46am On Jul 12
Thou he is trying to b a selfless leader but is lack of confidence in front of goal was his major problem. On a good day Ahmed Musa with cut many of those crosses and look up,if their is no free man he will hit target. Rem Nigeria vs Argentina and some other goals like that.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Sanchez01: 10:46am On Jul 12
zanogo:

hey!! you are not that wrong, but higuain at his peak is very good at positioning, he just usually misses than he scores, when at madrid, he would replace benzema at the 60 minutes mark and would still see more good chances than benzema who played more minutes, musa has always been like this, that is why he is not great, just only good, great speed, average dribbling but poor execution, we dont have to blame ighalo here, musa has always been like this, he is not decisive at all, for a player of his calibre, i think it is shameful, when u beat a wing back and dashing towards the box 18, you look up to see available team mates, if they are few or they are not reachable, then you can go for the kill, but musa will just throw an aimless pass into the box waiting for miracle to happen just like The over hyped Townsend during his tottenham days, great speed, great dribbling but no end product, i would prefer onyekuru and Chukwueze on the wings. musa is an expert dog used for hunting, and an expert dog used for hunting does not spoil the meat of his games or else he pays with his own skin , musa needs to sit on the bench for sometime.
Benzema has more positioning than Higuain but isn't as clinical. Higuain barely lost a one-on-one encounter while Benzema lost a lost. Why Benzema is considered a better alternative to Higuain is because you'd always find him in the right place and at the right time. That is the only one edge that Benzema had over Higuain at Madrid.

Blaming the Super Eagles' Team is unfair. Most of these guys are not used to one another as we think. You wonder why the Argentinian Messi is not the same as the Barcelona Messi, it is because of understanding as this. National sides barely allow their players play together for long. They never stop experimenting and introducing new players to the team, while the story is different for club teams who play over 50 matches in a season.

Musa is an incredible player and his presence in that team means everything.

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by danhiels(m): 10:49am On Jul 12
Deathisfree:


Ighalo is the only problem we have in that team. He waste opportunities a lot. I don’t know WhatsUp with rohr and not replacing him
with who
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by ehix89(m): 10:50am On Jul 12
daymol:


sanity isn't common, someone that refer to his fellow human as "USELESS" only because he hasn't played to his own satisfaction

you can't say anything to convince me that he has anything to live for
its simply depressing the way people throw words on social media, its callous and unthoughtful.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by NeekolazWorld(m): 10:50am On Jul 12
MYHUBBY:



are you just naturally dumb or you're using it to seek for attention here? anyway abokii will always be abokii


was it coach instruction that's making chukwueze to pull the stunt he pulled in the last match?


stupidity to you is an entitlement

All these long talk to ya fada... Na wa ooo you for tell am to him face than to write am here.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by zanogo(m): 10:50am On Jul 12
facts1234:
Ahmed Musa, with all his flaws, is an asset to this team.

His runs, at least keep the opponents' attack at bay.

This is the bane of an average nigerian football follower, you will keep listening to stuffs like " he is trying" , ".... but they didnt beat us up to 3-0" etc look football is won by goals scored, not by running or harrasing opponents without any orientation, we love applauding physical attributes more than mental attributes, do you know that if musa was decisive enough, we should be 3-0 up by 70 mins, harrasing opponents, running, tackling without goals is futile just like pouring pure water inside the ocean, musa is a good finisher, i can testify to that, but his decision making inside the box is terrible and that is why he wont be a great player, just a good player.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by kakaG: 10:50am On Jul 12
holllandis:
Have you noticed that Ahmed Musa is being unselfish the but the problem is he passes the ball to ighalo who either waste it or the ball is passed to no one in particular

Please let someone tell the coaching crew this V

Good one. While at that, also inform the coaching crew that Chukwubueze, though he scored in our last match should be encouraged to pass the ball when it is necessary. He did well, but we will score more goals if his likes pass the ball when it matters. This point on to the finals, more goals will keep our hope alive
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by MYHUBBY(m): 10:51am On Jul 12
NeekolazWorld:


All these long talk to my fada... Na wa ooo you for tell me to me face than to write am here.


my apology for replying an ex rehab patient
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Rajosh(m): 10:51am On Jul 12
osato45:
He should curl the ball in from the left flank when in a good scoring angle. This would be the joker as the algerians would always believe he would lay a pass to ighalo. let the coach advice or point it out to him
Exactly. I expected that too. He scored in that manner against Argentina 2014 world cup.

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by stanisbaratheon: 10:54am On Jul 12
holllandis:
Have you noticed that Ahmed Musa is being unselfish the but the problem is he passes the ball to ighalo who either waste it or the ball is passed to no one in particular

Please let someone tell the coaching crew this

You're right but Ighalo should do more with his movement in & around the box, he should attack the near post quite often whenever a ball is about to come in from the flanks.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by naturalwaves: 10:54am On Jul 12
pyro62:
Ahmed musa would see a nice opportunity for a shot, instead he'll pass the ball to that lazy ighalo, that wouldn't know what to do with the ball.. Ighalo would have easily been the highest goal scorer in this competition if his conversion rate is 3/10 sef..

But no shaken we go still win! Na God dey fight for Lazy man smiley
Give highlights of when Musa passed to Ighalo and he missed the chances or did not know what to do
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Rajosh(m): 10:55am On Jul 12
kponkedenge:

Why blame Ighalo? Most of you like football but you don't really understand the game.
We don't commit men forward when attacking, Ighalo most times is isolated in the opponents box all by himself, surrounded by 3 or 4 defenders and you know how physical African football is.... So what do you want him to do?
He has even tried in scoring 3 goals already in this competition.....do you think it is easy? You should have blamed the coach for taking only Ighalo as a striker for this tournament, because I can't really count Onuachu cos he doesn't know how to make use of his legs.
But as it is now, the deed has been done, and the only thing we should be talking about now is upping the way we mark because the Algerian play like the Europeans and they are a high pressing team.
Osimhen And Onyekuru are available. though Onyekuru plays as a winger, he also plays as a top 9
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by naturalwaves: 10:58am On Jul 12
holllandis:
Have you noticed that Ahmed Musa is being unselfish the but the problem is he passes the ball to ighalo who either waste it or the ball is passed to no one in particular

Please let someone tell the coaching crew this
I think you watched the back of your TV. In our last match, Musa only made one good parallel cross and players were there just that the ball was a poor diagonal cross.every other cross was wayward. Anytime you guys blame Ighalo, he silences you on the pitch. You did not even blame Musa for not being able to cross a ball to the centre of the pack but blaming Ighalo......when Musa cut in and layed the ball for another player, he failed to look up and it was another wayward pass. The role of a 9 is not as easy as you think. A 9 needs to be fed well and as it stands, Ighalo is our best striker whether you like it or not.

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by zanogo(m): 10:59am On Jul 12
Sanchez01:

Benzema has more positioning than Higuain but isn't as clinical. Higuain barely lost a one-on-one encounter while Benzema lost a lost. Why Benzema is considered a better alternative to Higuain is because you'd always find him in the right place and at the right time. That is the only one edge that Benzema had over Higuain at Madrid.

Blaming the Super Eagles' Team is unfair. Most of these guys are not used to one another as we think. You wonder why the Argentinian Messi is not the same as the Barcelona Messi, it is because of understanding as this. National sides barely allow their players play together for long. They never stop experimenting and introducing new players to the team, while the story is different for club teams who play over 50 matches in a season.

Musa is an incredible player and his presence in that team means everything.
it seems you are watching different football, higuain is classic no 9, with a great sense of positioning, benzema is good with holding the ball, that is why he drifts wide most times, higuain has more presence in th box than benzema , sometimes benzema do come to the midfield to collect ball, i have never encounter any football site ( foreign) that asserts that benzema has more positioning in the box than higuian, i dare you to share any if you have.......or maybe the positioning you are talking about is another thing entirely
FIFA 19 RATINGS
POSITIONING
HIGUAIN 92
BENZEMA 85

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by olaolaking(m): 11:01am On Jul 12
EditLord:
I watched the Nigeria South Africa match and I was a little confused as to why Musa was subbed when there's high chance that we might head into extra time. He gave that South African defence some troubles, same as Chukwueze.
The problem is our number 9 lacks positioning. Ighalo was nowhere to be found when Musa crosses.

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Dikaveli2: 11:04am On Jul 12
femi4:
No, he passes to no one. He doesn't pick anyone to pass to. He just pass the ball hoping that a SE player will be there

Please send me your account details. Na only you dey watch ball like me. That musa na waste of energy how can someone run so fast and at the end waste the ball all in the name of pass without looking
Na so hazard, neymar, even VICTOR Moses dey look before he cross ball.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by pyro62(m): 11:06am On Jul 12
naturalwaves:

Give highlights of when Musa passed to Ighalo and he missed the chances or did not know what to do

Olodo! I should give highlight as per DSTV abi SS7 HD.. You never baff
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by Petacephas: 11:07am On Jul 12
I said it before, Ighalo is never a striker u can rely on. His positioning is zero. Most of those balls musa passes in ought to be converted . How would a good striker see his 7 or 11 moving in and he still remains outside the six yard box, doing what? Abegi!
davillian:
Its ighalo position that is the problem.
He is never in the right place when musa cuts in and pass the ball.
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by naturalwaves: 11:13am On Jul 12
pyro62:


Olodo! I should give highlight as per DSTV abi SS7 HD.. You never baff
Then keep shut and stop saying trash if you do not have evidence.
In the game against SA, I cannot remember Musa giving Ighalo any pass aside Chiqueze that gave him a through ball to the right which Ighalo tried to lift but the keeper covered well. How many times did Musa pass to Ighalo in that game Mr. Idiota? undecided
Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by ernieboy(m): 11:19am On Jul 12
BabaO2:
ighalo should effectively cover the zone the ball is passed to as a top striker
easier said than done. do u think it is easy being a lone striker surrounded by 3 or 4 defenders? even mo sallah could not do much in this tournament when he constantly had about 2 or 3 defenders closing him down.

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Re: AFCON: Ahmed Musa's Unselfishness Is Causing Us Problems by fowlyansh181(m): 11:22am On Jul 12
femi4:
No, he passes to no one. He doesn't pick anyone to pass to. He just pass the ball hoping that a SE player will be there
its Ighalo position that’s the problem.

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