Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has applauded the skill of Ahmed Musa for his first goal scored in the 49th minute of Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland at the 2018 World Cup.


The Leicester City striker stretched his leg to control a cross from Victor Moses before firing home a spectacular half volley from close range past the Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsen.


”That’s a great finish, the first touch is unbelievable, that is the perfect touch to finish a goal, a good goal, a good touch most of the time is a goal,” Drogba said in his post-match analysis on the BBC.

”The difficulty in controlling the ball makes it a beautiful goal.”


The Super Eagles number seven would have scored a hat-trick but saw his effort strike the crossbar in the 74th minute.


”What a chance, people are on the sides, in the middle, there are strikers there so they have a lot of options,” added Drogba.


Today’s victory means the Super Eagles are now second in the Group D standings with three points from two matches, three points behind pacesetters Croatia but two ahead of Iceland and Argentina.


Ifeanyi Emmanuel


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