Former Nigerian Players Justice, Ezeji Encourage Musa To Quit Leicester

Former Nigerian players, Justice Christopher and Victory Ezeji, have told Super Eagles vice-captain Ahmed Musa to quit former Premier League champions Leicester City in favour of more playing time.

Musa, 25, joined Leicester City from Russian giants CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2016 for a then club record fee but has found playing time hard to come by prompting transfer links with a return back to his former club.

He has also been linked with English Championship clubs Hull City and Aston Villa.

In his words via Punch, Justice Christopher, who represented Nigeria at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, said: “I don’t think he should stay in Leicester if he wants to be part of the trip to Russia; it’s clear he doesn’t have a place there.”

“Football is played everywhere, are other players in the national team playing in England?

“What is happening to him happened to a big player like (Andrei) Schevchenko at Chelsea, it happens to players. But Musa has limited time ahead of the World Cup and needs a quick move to resurrect his career. Nigerians are not happy that he’s not playing. I think he should try his luck elsewhere.” he further stated.

Corroborating Justice Christopher’s point, Nigerian league legend Victor Ezeji said: “He should get a new club because when a new coach comes in and also sidelines you, it means you have to look elsewhere. No coach will buy you in January and don’t use you.”

In a related development, former Flying Eagles defender Kayode Julius called on Musa to fight for his place at the King Power Stadium.

Julius said: “I advise Musa to remain with Leicester and fight for his place as a professional. If he gets to a new club, he may have to start afresh.”

“Most of the other Eagles players are playing regularly for their clubs but Musa isn’t even playing for his club. The games he has appeared recently for the Eagles, he came on from the bench, which is not good for a player of his calibre.” he concluded.