No problem with Obafemi Martins, other senior players – Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has revealed he has no problem leading the older and more experienced players in camp.

Musa was appointed captain by coach Sunday Oliseh in October, a move which led to the abrupt retirement of ex-skipper, Vincent Enyeama.

Reports in the media had suggested an internal crisis in the Eagles camp with the senior players revolting against the move – a situation that could further deepen with the recall of Obafemi Martins.

But Musa has swiftly moved to rubbish such claims explaining that Martins is like a father figure to him and that he still has fond memories of their time together in Russia.

“When I came to the Eagles in 2010 Obafemi Martins was like a father to me and he taught me a lot about the game,” the CSKA Moscow star told reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.

“We also played together in Russia and we were close.  It is fate that has made me captain and I will still count on their experience.”

The former Kano Pillars winger however insisted he will show respect to the older players, who in return should do likewise.

“I will respect them and they should give me my due too. It is a reciprocal thing. Obafemi is like a father to me and I will always count on him for advice and other things.”

Musa will lead Nigeria for the fifth time as captain under Oliseh in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Swaziland on Friday.