CSKA Moscow soccer starlet Ahmed Musa told MTNFootball.com that he was looking forward to his teamâ€™s UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid, led by Musaâ€™s idol Cristiano Ronaldo. And after CSKA Moscow tied the score at 1 in the 11th hour to secure a draw in the first leg, Musa got to experience a larger-than-life thrill at the voluminous Arena Khimki in Moscow.
Musa has scored a goal for CSKA Moscow in four appearances since his winter transfer from Dutch club VVV Venlo during the January international transfer window last month. And just a year and half ago he finished as the top scorer in the Nigeria Premier League.
â€œIt is going to be a spectacular game. I have come face-to-face with top players but facing Ronaldo will be massive because he is a player who I have been compared to, I want to come face to face with him on the pitch,â€ Musa told MTNFootball.com before the round of 16 Champions League mat Real Madrid.
â€œI like playing against top opposition and I have never flopped whenever I play such a match. I recall playing against Ajax and Feyenoord, I did well. Even when I was at JUTH FC, I did well against Kano Pillars and Heartland. I am therefore looking forward to the UEFA Champions League game against Real Madrid, I am sure I will do well. It will be my first-ever UEFA Champions League game and I want it to be a memorable one.â€
The 19-year-old Musa missed out on being a part of the 30-man Nigerian World Cup Team in 2010 due to an ankle injury. The speedy left back continues to play for the Nigerian Under-20 team. And in December of 2011 Musa was one of the four nominees named for the Confederation of African Football Most Promising Talent Award.