Russia 2018: Musa’s strike as goal of tournament

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Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

FIFA has nominated Ahmed Musa’s second goal in Nigeria’s match against Iceland as one of the 2018 World Cup Goals of the Tournament.

The 25-year-old scored the two goals in the match. The second goal saw him combine pace, composure and brilliance to give Super Eagles three points in their second group stage game of the tournament.

The goal was nominated with 17 others from Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma, Croatian captain and Golden Ball winner Luka Modric, Spain defender Nacho, Brazil’s Philipe Coutinho, Russia attackers Denis Cheryshev [2] and Artem Dzyuba for the best goal in the global football showpiece.

Nigeria was knocked out of the group stage after failing to claim an additional point against Argentina, who qualified with a 2 – 1 victory against the former African champions.

The voting is still on. Click on this LINK to vote for the Super Eagles talisman.