Ahmed Musa said he virtually forced Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr to allow him play a part in last Saturday’s 2019 AFCON opener against the Swallows of Burundi which ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.

Musa was still recovering from an illness few days to the match and didn’t start against Burundi as Rohr deployed Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze to operate from the wings but the Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia he told the coach he was ready to play.

Musa told reporters in the mixed zone.

Musa came off the bench in the 58th minute as replacement for former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.