Is Ahmed Musa's goal drought a cause for worry?
Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa has been in the news recently for stating that he doesn't intend to leave the Saudi Arabian league anytime soon.
However, the question I ask myself is how fruitful has his stay there been and whether his goals-to-games ratio this season is anything to worry about. 0 goals in 17 league games in Saudi Arabia for a winger in a expected to score goals for Nigeria is a worrying statistics. I actually have no problems with Musa playing in Saudi Arabia so long as he is paving the streets of the league with golden goals. At some point in the more competitive Russian league, Musa was a 1 goal per 3 games winger. Now he has gone 17 whole games without finding the back of the net in Saudi Arabia. If he goes on this way, he might soon be labelled a Saudi league flop! Although he hasn’t found the back of the net, Musa has missed 6 glorious opportunities to register his name on the score sheet. Tellingly, with options propping up aplenty for Super Eagles particularly on the flanks, it becomes to look odd accommodating a Saudi league struggler when we have wingers scoring regularly in France, Spain, Belgium and Holland. I guess the only positive aspect of this is that, whereas Musa is not scoring but he is at least providing assists – 5 thus far this season. I had expected Ahmed Musa to paint the Saudi League with goals but that hasn’t happened however, he is determined to stay in the league and hopefully make a full 360 to turn things around. I believe he can, after all, Musa is famed for scoring some truly breathtaking goals.