Ahmed Musa is one of the most amazing and successful Footballer Nigeria has ever produced. Ahmed Musa is a pacey winger who is currently playing for Saudi-Arabian side Al-Nassr.
The former Csk Moscow and Leicester city forward has established himself to be a sort out for attacker; and his skills, hard work, and goal scoring ability has made the Al-Nassr team to pay heavily for his service.
Table of Contents
- Ahmed Musa Profile
- Ahmed Musa Early Life
- Ahmed Musa Career
- Club career
- International career
- Ahmed Musa Personal Life
- Ahmed Musa Net Worth
Ahmed Musa Profile
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Full Name||Ahmed Musa|
|Date of Birth (Age)||14 October 1992|
|Years Active||2008 – Present|
Ahmed Musa Early Life
Ahmed Musa had a tough life while growing up, though he never allowed that to deter him because he knew where he was going. Ahmed Musa was born to a mixed religious family of Alhaji Musa and Sarah Musa in Jos on the 14th day of October 1992.
His father Alhaji Musa was a Muslim while his mother Sarah was a Christian, but despite the religious differences, the family still lived in peace.
Ahmed Musa’s mother Sarah who was from Edo state, had to raise little Musa on her own after the demise of her husband, together with his four sisters. Sarah was a great pillar of support for Ahmed Musa while he was pursuing his football career.
She always encouraged him to professionalize his football career. She later passed away in 2019 at Abuja due to a severe illness.
Ahmed Musa Career
The lucrative career of Ahmed Musa kicked started at Aminchi Football Academy where his eye catching talent was discovered.
It wasn’t easy for the pacey winger while playing at the academy, as he would wake up early morning to go for training sessions, six days in a week; but with determination, hard work and encouragement too from his mother Ahmed Musa was able to endure and pull through.
Because of his pace, explosive power and dribbling prowess, Ahmed Musa was likened to the give times balon d’or holder Christian Ronaldo, by his peers back at the academy.
Ahmed Musa came into lime light in when he was loaned to Kano Pillars F. C of Nigerian Premier league in 2009.
He was loaned from JUTH F. C, the club he signed for in 2008; while at loan at Kano pillars, the Nigerian prolific winger didn’t waste time in setting a goal-scoring record for himself in his first season at Kano pillars, helping the club finish second in the table, while he finished as the top scorer with 18 goals, a record he held for two years in the league before it was broken by Jude Aneke of Kaduna United in 2011.
Ahmed Musa was surpassed by Aneke by 20 goals in the 2011 league campaign. It wasn’t long before the football skills, as well as Ahmed Musa’s goal scoring record to catch the eye of foreign clubs.
During the 2010 summer campaign, Netherlands club side VVV-VENLO came for Musa’s signature, but because of the fact that he was yet to reach age 18, he couldn’t move until he was 18 years.
When he turned 18 on the 14th of October Ahmed Musa was now qualified to play for his new club. Sixteen days after he was unveiled, the superstar striker opened his goal record in a match against FC Groningen where Groningen he scored from the penalty spot after being fouled.
Unlike most of his contemporaries at that time, Ahmed Musa just need few months to make his presence felt in Netherlands, this was evident in his inclusion among the Hot 100 Young footballers to watch in the world. Indeed Ahmed Musa was a source of inspiration to his fellow Nigerian footballers.
At age 19, the prolific winger won the AIT Footballer of the year award which was held in 2011 at Port Harcourt.
Ahmed Musa later moved to Russia to play for CSKA Moscow in 2012, where he scored a consolation goal for the Russian side in a 5:1 defeat in the champions league to intalian side As Roma in 2014.
He further finished the 2015-2016 campaign as the fifth highest goal scorer after extending is contract to fours for the Russian side. You can agree with me that all these records add to Ahmed Musa’s mouth watering net worth.
Ahmed Musa kept firing on for CSKA Moscow without extinguishing until Leicester city of England came knocking for his services. He was bought at £16.6 million, and as usual he scored a brace for his new club in the 2016 international champions cup against FC Barcelona.
He opened his goal record in October 2016 when his scored the opener for Leicester in the 3:1 victory over Crystal Palace.
He kept his form burning with a average of 1.2 dribbles per game, treating opposition defense and also playing a major role in most of his club wins.
After spending two years at the club, he was later loaned back to CSKA Moscow after falling down the pecking order, before he was sold permanently to Al-Nassr in the Saudi Arabian league.
Just like he kept setting goal scoring records for his clubs, Ahmed Musa also boast of a goal scoring record in his international career.
He became the first Nigerian to ever score a brace in two World Cup competitions, and also the first Nigerian player to score more than a goal in a single FIFA world cup match.
He has recorded a total of 93 appearances for the Nigerian national team, with a total of 15 goals to his name. Over the years, Ahmed Musa’s hard work, dedication and commitment have earned him series of accolades like; award for highest goal scorer in the NPL, Russian cup top scorer etc.
Ahmed Musa Personal Life
The Nigerian born striker got married to Julie Ejue in 2017 after his first marriage with his first wife Jamila who had two children for the winger, ended in a divorce.
Ahmed Musa Net Worth
The undisputed facts remains, hard work and dedication pays, today Ahmed Musa is enjoying the result of his hard work and he has a mouth watering net worth of $18 million.