Ahmed Musa has revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria were able to defeat the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the quarter final of the AFCON 2019 due to patience.
The Super Eagles defeated South Africa 2-1 with goals in both half from Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong helping the team advance to the semi-final.
Speaking to press after the game, Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa said:
“We knew that the game against South Africa would be tough and not an easy ride.
“So, we spoke and reminded ourselves of the need to be patient as we worked towards achieving our goal.
“As you can see, we had to wait until the last minute to score the decisive goal and that is the most important thing,” he said.
He added that both teams had similarities in their style of play because of their prowess on the flanks.
“I think the same thing they (South Africa) have is what we too have on the wings. Both teams played the same style of football.
“But the difference was that we were more patient and persistent in our approach than our opponents.
“Chukwueze is one of the young and talented players in our squad. He had a great game today and scored a fantastic goal.
“I think with time he is going to be one of the best players we have in the Super Eagles team.
“Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi and Jamilu Colliins are also other young talents in the squad and players for the future.
“As you know, we the old players in the squad are gradually winding down and will not be here in a couple of years from now.
“So, we definitely need players like them to step up and take over from us,” he said.