Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has dismissed concerns over his fitness levels ahead of Friday’s 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.
Musa is currently without a club after mutually parting ways with Saudi side Al-Nassr last month.
But speaking at a press conference ahead of the game, Musa allayed fears he might not be match fit for the encounter because of a lack of playing time and not currently being attached to a club side.
The former Leicester City forward pointed to the fact he only recently left his Saudi club and that he trained with the Super Eagles and featured in last month’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia.
The ex-CSKA Moscow man revealed that despite having left Al-Nassr, he has been training with them in a bid to maintain his fitness levels and assured he is fully prepared to take to the field against the Leone Stars if given the nod.
“I was with the [Super Eagles] for the last game,” Musa said.
“I just left my club two weeks ago and I’ve been with my club training for the past two weeks before coming to Nigeria so I don’t think there’s anything important about that.
“So, I’m just here with the boys and everything is going on good, in the next couple of hours we’ll have the game and I’m just focused on that for now.”
Nigeria take on Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday in the first of a quick-fire Group L double with the return fixture scheduled for Freetown on 17 November.
Victory in both games will see Nigeria seal a place at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon which will now take place in January 2022 after being moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.