Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, on Tuesday won his 100th cap for the national team.
Musa was picked from the start for Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde.
After playing at youth level, the 28-year-old made his senior debut on August 5, 2010, in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar.
He now becomes the third centurion for Nigeria, moving one short of Super Eagles’ record cap holders Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama who have 101 caps each.
Should the Kano Pillars legend – who has 15 international goals to his credit – feature against the Central African Republic in October, he will join the former Everton and Lille stars in the country’s hallowed ranks.
The Fatih Karagumruk star shot into the international limelight after helping Nigeria U23 win the 2010 Wafu Nations Cup where he scored goals against Benin Republic and Burkina Faso.
His performances saw him invited to the senior national team prior to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, although he did not make the 30-man squad due to an ankle injury.
At the 2011 Fifa U20 World Cup in Colombia, the former Kano Pillars man scored three goals in five matches and he was included by Fifa’s shortlist for the Adidas Golden Ball.
He scored his first goal for the Super Eagles in an international friendly against Kenya in March 2011.