Ex-Nigeria Under-17s & 20s Captain Deemed Surplus To Requirement At Turkish Side


The coach of Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir Abdullah Avci, has informed former Nigeria Under-17s and 20s captain Musa Mohammed that he does not form part of his plans for the 2016/2017 season.

Owngoalnigeria.com gathered from a reliable source in Turkey, that the 19 year old defender who was dropped from the Nigeria Under-23s prior to the Olympics in Rio is aware he has no future at Istanbul Basaksehir.

“It’s so clear, I believe he is aware that he doesn’t have a future at Istanbul Basaksehir, he is yet to play a single minute in their pre season games, aside that he wasn’t in the list of provisional players submitted by the coach for the 2016/2017 season.” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.

The right full back who came to prominence in 2013, when he captained the Nigeria U-17 to World Cup glory has found it hard to make the grade at his Turkish side, no thanks to the presence of other established full backs in the team.


Since joining the Turkish side last summer, he has made a total of four appearances in all competition without a single appearance in the league since his transfer.

They were reports that Scottish side Celtic and French Ligue 1 side Lorient, are eyeing a move for him but nothing concrete has come out of their reported interest since it was reported months ago.