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EPL: Ranieri hails Musa

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— 23rd October 2016

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Super Eagles vice captain, Ahmed Musa was in fine form yesterday for his English Premiership side, Leicester, scoring his first goal in the competition, even as he got thumbs up from Leicester’s Italian manager Claudio Ranieri.
Leicester secured a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace to move to the 12th position on the log, while Arsenal who could not win at home against Middlesbrough climbed to the top temporarily. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could return to the top should they beat Southampton today at home. Chelsea would play host to Manchester United today in what no doubt is a Super Sunday clash.
Ranieri who was still basking in the euphoria of yesterday’s win was full of praise for Musa who he noted was getting better.
“Of course, Musa needed the goal. He’s a good player and for me it was important that he understands the Premier League because it’s different football. Now in the training sessions he’s getting better and has improved a lot and for this reason I played him today,” Ranieri told Leicester’s official website.
It would be noted that Musa who has been nominated for the African footballer of the year award has insisted on staying put in Leicester to fight for shirt rather than return to CSKA Moscow.
The Russian side had hinted that they would be not hesitate to re sign the Nigerian international if he fails to find his feet in Leicester.

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