BIRTH NAME : Ahmed Musa
NET WORTH : $18 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born October 14, 1992
PLACE OF BIRTH: Jos, Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN : Plateau State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian professional footballer
CURRENT TEAM : Leicester City
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/HUABSND :
CHILDREN : He is blessed with two kids namely Ahmed Musa Junior and Halima Musa
HEIGHT : 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
PLAYING POSITION : Forward
All of a sudden, Ahmed Musa is now considered a hero all over the world after he scored two goals for his country Nigeria in the ongoing Russia World Cup 2018 against Iceland . It just pop up on my mind that there is no comprehensive biography and profile of Ahmed Musa on the internet, we shall be obliging with the rich biography of the Nigerian professional footballer.
Ahmed Musa is a professional Nigerian footballer who previously played under Russian division 1 club, CSKA Moscow, Europe . Ahmed is currently plays as a forward and left winger for English team Leicester City and the Nigeria national team — Super Eagles.
Within the twinkle of an eye, he has made record for himself as the first Nigerian to score more twice in a FIFA World Cup match after scoring a brace against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and two goals against Iceland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He has previously held the record for the most goals scored in a Nigerian Premier League season with 18 goals for Kano Pillars before the record was broken in year 2011. The highly celebrated Jos, Plateau State-born striker managed to secure 13 goals in 70 appearances for his national team. There is no doubt, he is one of the best and most outstanding players in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Early Life And Background
Ahmed Musa or Musa for short was born on 14th October 1992 in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria. Sarah Moses is his biological mother and she was the second wife of Musa’s father . She is a Christian from Edo State. His father, Alhaji Musa was a Muslim originally from the northern Nigerian state of Borno.
Ahmed Musa grew up with his four older sisters and they were single-handedly nurtured by just their mother as a result of the untimely death of their father . According to the top Nigerian soccer star , his mother supported his aspirations to become a professional footballer after his talent was discovered at a very early age. His mother also disclosed this in an interview that she single-handedly brought up Ahmed and her other four daughters when she lost her lovely husband over 20 years ago.
Today, Ahmed Musa is now the bread winner of the family and even extent his kindness to the extended family members. Almed’s mother also revealed that her husband was really a kind and caring man; a very generous man who took care of all his wives before he died. She furthered opened up that she happy today to see my last born being celebrated by the small and mighty.
Career And Shot To Stardom
Ahmed Musa launched his professional football career in the GBS Football Academy in Jos, Plateau State . He officially hit a little spotlight for the very first time when a local publication in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria featured him on its “Undiscovered Talent” column. A year later after the publication, he was loaned out JUTH F.C where he played 18 games and scored 4 goals in his first two professional seasons.
In year 2009, Almed was loaned to Kano Pillars F.C , he was able to make a league record scoring multiple crucial goals as Pillars finished second. Musa took the league by storm, scoring 18 goals in 25 appearances and pushing the team to a second-place finish. He held the record for the highest goals ever scored in one season in the history of the Nigeria Premier League until November 2011, when Jude Aneke of Kaduna United F.C. set a new record of 20 goals.
His performance in the league earned him a spot in Nigeria’s 2010 WAFU Nations Cup squad where his goals helped win the tournament for Nigeria. Musa was subsequently invited to join the senior team but was unfortunately excluded from 2010 FIFA World Cup due to injury.
After that episode, another fresh page for Musa’s career. He later took his football career to abroad where he joined Dutch Eredivisie football club VVV-Venlo. After joining the club, he had to wait for few months to feature for the club because he was below 18 years which is a prerequisite for joining the team. After celebrating his 18th birthday in October 2010, he officially joined his new team, making his debut in a match against FC Groningen on October 30 and ended up winning for his club with a penalty kick.
Musa was heavily glorified and magnified by both local and international pundits during that campaign, because he was with a great potentails and prospects that he will be successful if he moves to either England or Germany. He helped Nigeria win the 2011 African Youth Championship, and he was crowned most valuable player. He was also shortlisted for the tournaments Golden Ball in 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Ahmed Musa swapped the Netherlands for Russia, joining CSKA Moscow on January 2012 and the was not disclosed. He won the Russian Premier League and Cup at his first attempt. He was among the the Nigerian team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations the following year. He was also part of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup team that was knocked out in the group stage. One of his most notable moment in the history of his football career was when he scored twice in a group match against Argentina, making him the first Nigerian to achieve such.
The top footballer played for CSKA Moscow for four months until the summer of 2016 when he moved to Leicester City for a club record fee of £16.6 million.
On the 22 of June , 2018, Ahmed Musa scored 2 goals in a match against Iceland at the Russia World Cup 2018. He has brought unimaginable happiness, celebration and oneness to Nigerians. And at least, Nigerians has reason to celebrate and jubeelate.
Ahmed Musa is a married man with kids. The Nigerian footballer was previously married to Jamila Musa with whom he has a son and a daughter. They have since gotten a divorce following an altercation that led to Musa’s arrest.
This is what happened according to an insider, the couple got into an argument which led to an altercation and the next thing we saw was Musa announcing his intention to marry another woman to be his second wife.
Ahmed Musa Net Worth
Ahmed Musa net worth is an estimated $18 million. With this kind of money he can effortlessly afford anything he want’s home and abroad.