Ahmed Musa will once again wear the captain armband when Nigeria take on Libya in back to back AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie next week and not former vice captain Ogenyi Onazi, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Onazi replaced Musa as first vice captain to Mikel Obi last year with many speculating that he will wear the band whenever Mikel is not available but that won’t be the case.
Mikel won’t be available for the game against Libya due to fitness issues as first reported by this portal but just like it was against Seychelles, Musa will still continue in his role as captain ahead of Onazi.
” Musa only took a break from his role as captain when he had family issues that made him divorce his wife. Since then he has reclaim his role, while Onazi is the third vice captain. Remember we have five captains according to coach Gernot Rohr “, a backroom staff of the team told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Onazi didn’t lose his armband due to any rift with Mikel. Hierarchy was used in determining the vice captain and Musa is ahead of him. If Onazi is on the pitch and Musa is not then he will captain. Simple as that”, he concluded.