Nigeria Players Abroad: Musa scores Al-Nassr’s winner

Al Nassr’s race for a top spot finish received a boost, thanks to Ahmed Musa’s solitary strike against Al-Shabab in a Saudi Arabia Pro League matchday 10 home tie on Friday.

Ahmed Musa

Photo: Al Nassr

The Super Eagles vice-captain, who starred the whole duration of the match, curled his effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box on the 35th minute – his fifth of the season – after a one-two with Brazilian striker, Giuliano.

The Knights held on to secure a win, despite Helder Cristovao tutored side finishing the last 25 minutes of the game with 10 men, following Petros dismissal.

Nassr are placed second on the table with 25 points – two behind leaders, Al-Hilal, who travel to Al Faisaly on Saturday.

Musa will be called to action on Wednesday, when Al Nassr travel with a 1-0 deficit to Algerian Ligue 1 side, Mouloudia Club for the 2018-2019 Arab Club Champions Cup, second round, return leg tie.