Leicester City of England attacker, Ahmed Musa is once again the beautiful bride all Nigerian football fans will love to hobnob with, following his heroic brace of goals against Iceland on Friday.
No sooner had the Super Eagles returned to their base camp in Essentuki, Russia than several ecstatic fans, with Musa the centre of all attention, assailed them.
This was in stark contrast with tepid scenes just five days earlier, when the Eagles’ camp at Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel in Essentuki was deserted after the team suffered a 0-2 defeat in to Croatia in their opening Group D encounter.
Many Nigerian fans, home and abroad tagged the players and their officials a failure, and nobody wanted to have anything to do with them, except a few individuals, and top officials of the NFF, who believed that there could be a turnaround for good.
Now, the ambience within the Eagles’ camp is different, and has been so since the battle of Volgograd on Friday, when they beat Iceland in their second match.
All now head to the Eagles camp, as members of the supporters club, politicians, foreign and Nigerian journalists as well as fans want to see the players and their officials.
The Eagles’ camp commandant subsequently found it difficult to cope with the increasing number of visitors trooping into the hotel.
Majority of the visitors want to take photographs with Ahmed Musa, scorer of Nigeria’s two goals against Iceland.
Musa’s two goals launched him into the Nigerian football history books, as Super Eagles’ top scorer in the World Cup history.
Four years ago in Brazil, Musa scored two goals against Argentina in their last group match that ended 3-2 in favour of the South Americans, and his many admirers now expect him to enact a repeat on Tuesday.
“People are trooping in from all directions and it has been hectic controlling them,” one of the Eagles’ team officials disclosed.