FORMER Nigeria winger Tijani Babaginda has charged forward Ahmed Musa to be consistent in goal scoring for him to be considered one of the best in the game in the world.
Babangida, who is the chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League club side FC Taraba, commended Musa for leading by example as he captained and scored Nigeria’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw against South Africa in Nelspruit on Sunday.
Both men, who possess similar characteristics in terms of speed and the uncanny eye for goals, hail from Northern Nigeria and at one time in their careers played for Dutch side VVV Venlo.
“I am really impressed with the new Ahmed Musa, it shows that he is working really hard in his club and it is telling on his form of late,” Babangida told Goal.
“I was in the same flight with him some time ago and I used the opportunity to tell him one or two things about his game. And I am very happy to see him scoring the way he is doing now.”
The former Ajax attacker also advised the CSKA Moscow striker to work more on conversion of goal scoring chances in order to attract the interest of top teams in Europe.
“For him to really catch the eye of the big clubs, he needs to continue in this scoring form, because that is what most of these clubs are actually looking for.
“I want to say that his Russian club has really helped to improve his playing skills.
“And by the time he moves to one of the bigger clubs in Europe, he will be a better player for the Super Eagles and a big encouragement to the young and aspiring footballers in Nigeria and the Northern part of the country in particular.
“I have done my part and I am happy that Musa is following in that footstep,” said Olympic gold medalist Babaginda.