BY KUNLE SOLAJA
Nigeria’s speedy striker, Ahmed Musa may get his 78th cap on Tuesday if fielded in the friendly encounter with Egypt in Asaba. He is steadily climbing up among Nigeria’s most capped international players.
With his current 77 appearances, he ranked fifth among all-time capped Nigerian players behind leader, Vincent Enyeama who made 101 appearances before he made an international retirement.
Next to Enyeama is Joseph Yobo whose last appearance for Nigeria on June 25, 2014 at the World Cup, was his 100th cap. Next to Yobo is the late Muda Lawal whose 86 caps remained unequalled till the 14 November 2011 match Nigeria played against Zambia in Kaduna when Yobo made his 86th appearance for Nigeria.
Incidentally, it was also against Zambia in 1985 that Muda had the 86th and last match for Nigeria. Next to Muda is Mikel Obi who has 85 appearances for Nigeria; the last being the encounter with Argentina at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
All the top capped players captained the Nigerian national team.