By George Aluo
Former Super Eagles first choice keeper, Peter Rufai has faulted the decision of Ahmed Musa to move to Saudi Arabia after a successful run at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Rufai fondly called Dodomayana by admirers said Musa and his representative should have insisted on staying in the premiership rather than going for oil money in Saudi.
Without mincing words, Rufai said the Saudi move is not good for Musa as it is capable of ruining his career.
Rufai said the Saudi league would not in anyway help the 25-year old striker who banged in two goals for Eagles in Russia.
In his words:” Yes, Musa has pocketed good money. Yes, he would be playing regularly in Saudi. But the big question is how competitive is the Saudi league? Would he be in top shape as to remain relevant and possibly play for the Eagles in 2022? I doubt if Saudi would help him. He may have bided bye to the Eagles with that Saudi move and at 25 I don’t think Musa should have started forgetting the Eagles to think more about money,” Rufai said.
It is recalled that Musa last week signed a four year deal with top Saudi side, Al-Nassr which is thought to in the region of £25m plus.
Musa, the eighth best scorer at Russia 2018, was Leicester City’s record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6million in 2016. He however failed to hold down a place in the team and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for part of last season.
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