The 20-year-old has already banged in five goals for the Russian side this season.
It’s been a start to the season beyond the wildest dreams of Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa as his rich vein of goal scoring form continues for CSKA Moscow.
Musa curled wonderful effort past Amkar Perm goalkeeper Roman Gerus to register his fifth goal of the campaign as The Horses came from behind to score a 2-1 at the Arena Khimki on Friday to stretch their lead at the Russian Premier League summit.
The 20-year-old, who now now sits second behind Rostov’s seven-goal top-scorer Artem Dzyuba in the rankings, reflected upon a tough test against Amkar and admits he’s been working harder to find the net on a regular basis.
“It was a difficult match (vs Amkar Perm) but we showed a lot of character and deserved the win in the end. I have been working on my goal scoring and the results have been good. I will continue working hard,” he told SuperSport.
After beginning the campaign at a storming pace Musa now has his sights set on representing Nigeria in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Malawi in Calabar on September 7 and insists the Super Eagles won’t underestimate their opponents.
“It’s an honour for every footballer to play for his country and I am no exception. People expect us to win easily (against Malawi) but there are no small teams anymore.
“We will not underrate them but will instead give our best to see that Nigeria qualifies for the world cup in 2014,” he stated.