Johannesburg - Nigerian Ahmed Musa scored twice this week to
keep CSKA Moscow in contention for a UEFA Champions League group slot just
hours after his wife gave birth.
Musa, who came off the bench to help Nigeria win the 2013
Africa Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso in Soweto, joined CSKA three
years ago from Dutch club Venlo.
Gambian Ousman Jallow and Ghanaian Gideon Baah were other
African scorers in third round qualifiers, but they could not prevent Finnish
side HJK Helsinki being eliminated.
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AHMED MUSA (CSKA Moscow)
The tiny winger will never forget August 5, 2015 as he
bagged a brace for his club in a 3-2 away triumph over Sparta Prague and his
wife Jemila delivered a baby girl in Moscow.
Sparta scored twice within 16 minutes of the second leg
kicking off to build a two-goal aggregate advantage only for Musa to strike
either side of half-time in a stirring comeback by the Russian club.
OUSMAN JALLOW, GIDEON BAAH (HJK Helsinki)
Goals from Gambian striker Jallow and Ghanaian defender Baah
gave the visiting club a two-goal lead at Kazakhstan outfit Astana in faraway
But a dramatic comeback from the hosts was climaxed by a
stoppage-time goal that won the match and the tie 4-3 after a goalless first
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