Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa made a memorable debut for his Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr on Monday when he netted a sumptuous winning goal in their Arab Champions League 2-1 win over Al Jazira.
Musa, who joined the Riyadh based club from Leicester City early this month was named among the substitutes for Al Nassr’s Arab Champions League round of 32 game against Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.
Vsitors Al Nassr took the lead in the seventh minute courtesy of forward Yahya Alshehri but Al Jazira levelled scores in the 24th minute, tying the game 1-1 at the interval.
Al Nassr manager José Daniel Carreño wasted no time after the break in introducing his team’s new bride, Musa – the former Kano Pillars striker replacing former Watford star Noureddine Amrabat – for his first appearance in the club’s colours.
Musa would then justify his introduction by scoring in the 75th minute to give his side a first leg win over their opponents. The pacy forward received a pass with both centre backs in their positions. He then took three majestic touches to go past his marker before slotting home beyond the onrushing goalkeeper.
The second leg encounter will take place at Al Nassr’s homeground, the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh on September 29.
Before their next Arab Champions League game, Musa and his teammates will resume hostilities for the new season in the Saudi Professional League starting at the ending of August.