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CNN Sports nominates Nigeria’s first goal best

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Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa (R) scores a goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. Philippe DESMAZES / AFP

American Cable News Network (CNN) Sports has nominated Super Eagles Forward Ahmed Musa’s first goal against Iceland as one of the best scored in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Similarly, the channel nominated Lionel Messi of Argentina’s goal in group stage goal against Nigeria was also nominated the best in the fiesta holding in Russia.

CNN Sports announced the nomination via its Twitter handle on Friday.

According to it, other two players whose goals are in the shortlist are Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma (versus Iran), Spain’s Nacho (versus Portugal).

It described the goal scored by Musa against Iceland in a 2-0 win as a delight to watch as he skillfully brought down a cross by Victor Moses before smashing the ball into the roof of the net from inside the box.

It said that fans were expected to cast votes in the poll for the best goal among the four nominated goals while voting would end on Saturday.


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