Nigeria star Ahmed Musa (left) shone at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Saturday Jul 25, 2015. 18:48
Nigeria have been drawn in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament with minnows Djibouti or Swaziland, but Ahmed Musa has warned either team could pose a danger to the Super Eagles quest to feature at the global championship in Russia.
The 2018 World Cup draw as it happened
Ahmed Musa plays for top Russian club CSKA and he told AfricanFootball.com the overall winners of the match-up between Djibouti and Swaziland must not be taken lightly by the star-studded three-time African champions when they clash in November.
"Looking at the name of the teams, Djibouti and Swaziland, they ought not to be a match for us, but such opponents are more dangerous that the known teams,” cautioned Ahmed Musa, who marked his World cup debut last year with a brace against Argentina.
“Personally, I know nothing about both countries. But we have to take them very seriously and prepare adequately well for them.
“All the same, I see us going past any of them to reach the mini-league stage of the qualifying tournament."
Nigeria have featured in five World Cups – 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014 – reaching the knockout rounds thrice.
By Olusola Alao