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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Ahmed Musa to get N10m for reaching 100 caps.

This was confirmed by NFF president, Amaju Pinnick.

Musa achieved the milestone during the World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on Tuesday. The former Leicester City winger started the game, which the Eagles went on to win 2-1 in Mindelo.

Following the win at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo, Pinnick said: “The NFF will give Ahmed Musa N10 million for reaching the 100 caps.

“We will sustain this gesture and honour our players that hit 100 games henceforth.” Musa made his debut for Nigeria at the age of 17 in August 2010. He came on to replace John Mikel Obi in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar. Musa becomes the third player to reach 100 caps for Nigeria after Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama.

Immediately after Pinnick’s comment, Musa gave out half of his reward to his teammates as he thanked them for their support.

“I really appreciate the gift, Mr. President and on behalf of my family, I will say thank you very much to everyone and for the coach, I really appreciate what you’ve been doing for me. You have made me who I am today and I thank you very much. “And for my teammates, I don’t have anything to say and for the 10m, I’m giving out 5 million naira to the team,” Musa said.

FIFA has since reduced the 28-year-old’s caps to 98, a stance the NFF has agreed with.

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