CSKA Moscow of Russia have included their returnee striker, Ahmed Musa on their squad for the UEFA Europa League, barely 24 hours after the Super Eagles star completed a loan move from Leicester City.
Musa will be at the Russian army-owned club till end of the season, and will have a golden opportunity of playing himself back into the spotlight on the European continental terrain.
The pacy winger has failed to establish himself in the Premier League with Leicester City after he joined them two years ago from CSKA, who are drawn against Red Star Belgrade in a Round of 32 clash slated for next month.
Musa, who hopes to fight his way to be on the Nigeria World Cup squad to feature in Russia, has enjoyed his most successful stint at CSKA during which time he won two league championships, among several other top honours.
Musa returns to Moscow on loan until the end of the season, the Russian side announced on Tuesday. “Welcome home, Ahmed!” CSKA said on their official website.
Musa joins a team that are lying fifth in the table, 10 points behind leaders Lokomotiv Moscow ahead of the resumption of hostilities after the winter break on 2 March.
The speedy 25-year-old Nigeria international played for CSKA between 2012 and 2016 when he joined Leicester to bolster their squad for an ultimately failed defence of their fairy tale Premier League triumph.
Musa enjoyed a hugely profitable spell at CSKA, his 54 goals in 168 games helping the club win three league titles as well as a Russian Cup and two Russian Supercups.
On the international stage Musa was part of the Nigeria side that claimed the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.