Ahmed Musa Shoots CSKA Closer to Russian Title


Nigeria international Ahmed Musa scored in his Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow 3-1 win at Ural wednesday to remain top of the league with 59 points from 28 games and move closer to reclaiming the title.

CSKA are now four points clear of their closest rivals and defending champions Zenit St.Petersburg with two rounds of matches still to be played.

A win at home against Krasnoder on Monday will confirm the Russian army club champions again.
Ahmed Musa scored in the 70th minute to seal the victory and take the game beyond the hosts Ural, who paraded Nigeria forward Sylvester Igboun.

The Jos-born star has now scored 12 goals in 28 matches.

Meanwhile, Manager of English Premier League champions Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri, is believed to be pushing for Musa to switch over to his team in the summer.

The Daily Mail in London reported yesterday that Leicester is ready to meet the asking price of CSKA on Musa while also looking in the direction of Algerian international and Sporting Lisbon striker, Islam Slimani.

Both players are on top priority for Raniery who is going to campaign in the UEFA Champions League next term.

Apart from Musa, the Italian manager is reported to have confirmed his interest in Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula with talks said to be continuing with CSKA Moscow regarding Musa.

On the other hand, Lisbon’s Slimani, who is valued at £25m, has netted 27 goals this season – sparking interest from Ranieri.