Ahmed Musa throws armband on the pitch as Super Eagles draw with Cameroon

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Ahmed Musa scored twice as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd
Ahmed Musa scored twice as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, threw his armband on the pitch as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cameroon in Tuesday’s international friendly.

The incident happened with 10 minutes left at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Austria.

Gernot Rohr decided to replace Musa with Anaya Iwuala.

Musa took off the armband and instead of handing it over to Abdullahi Shehu who was two feet away, he threw it on the field and jogged off.

Deal of the day

Nigeria headed into the encounter on the back of their 1-0 defeat to the Indomitable Lions and in an effort to avoid a second consecutive loss, Gernot Rohr named a strong squad for the encounter.

In a similar event in April, Cristiano Ronaldo had dumped his armband after a frustrating decision by the referee. The discarded armband sold for $75,000.

The Super Eagles are slated to face Mexico in an international friendly match on July 4.

The games have been put together as part of their preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde Islands in August and September, respectively