Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr insists Ahmed Musa remains a key part of his plans despite struggling for Leicester City.

Musa has onlyplayed for City in the Carabao Cup win at Sheffield United this season but he is in the Super Eagles’ squad for World Cup qualifier against Zambia on Saturday.

Musa will hope to play his part in helping Nigeria pick up the win they need to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia, and Rohr says he’s counting on Musa, even though he’s only a bench player for Craig Shakespear at the moment.

“Ahmed Musa is playing with the second team regularly and he is playing very well,” he told Nigerian media. “He is not in the third team but the second one. “He played also in the cup game and his influence in the team is good and positive. His attitude is very positive in the team. His World Cup experience is needed.

“He is a player who can have a very positive influence on his partners on the field of play. And that is why he is with us and I am happy to have him with us.”

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