Facts of Ahmed Musa
Date of Birth: 1992, October 14
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for English team Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. He was born on the 14th of October 1992.
Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Ahmed Musa Club Career
Ahmed Musa began his football career in the GBS Football Academy. He was later loaned to Kano Pillars F.C. in the 2009–10 season where he set the league record scoring multiple crucial goals as Pillars finished second.
Musa previously 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 goals record of 20 goals.
He transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010. Rated by Goal.com amongst the Hot 100 young football stars in the world to watch in 2011, he was also on the list of Top Ten Nigerian International Players of 2010 and was also included in IFFHS list of the best 140 players in the world.
In the year 2012, Ahmed Musa signed for Russian side CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee. He finished the 2015–16 Russian Premier League season as the 5th highest scorer, becoming one of only seven players aged 23 or younger to reach double figures for goals in each of the past two seasons in Europe’s top seven leagues.
In the year 2016, Ahmed Musa moved to Leicester City for a club record £16.6 million. He scored his first goals with the club in a friendly against Barcelona in the 2016 International Champions Cup which ended in a 4–2 loss. He scored his first Premier League with the opening goal in a 3–1 victory over Crystal Palace on 22 October 2016.
On 30 January 2018, Musa returned to CSKA Moscow on loan for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.
Ahmed Musa Nigeria Career
Musa represented Nigeria U20 in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Colombia, where he scored three goals in five matches. Musa was included by FIFA in shortlist of 10 candidates for the Adidas Golden Ball, which was awarded to the most outstanding player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
On 7 December 2011, Ahmed Musa was one of the four nominees named for the Confederation of African Football Most Promising Talent Award, however the award went to Côte d’Ivoire’s Souleymane Coulibaly.
Musa was called up to Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored in a 4–1 semi-final defeat of Mali and appeared as a substitute against Burkina Faso in the final, as the Super Eagles won their third continental title. Overall, he appeared in five of the team’s six matches. At the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, he started in all three of the team’s matches as they were eliminated in the group stage.
After appearing in all of Nigeria’s qualifying matches, Musa was named in Stephen Keshi’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He scored two goals in the team’s final Group F match, a 3–2 defeat to Argentina.
Ahmed Musa double against Argentina made him the first Nigeria player to ever score twice in a World Cup match… so, who is the CSKA Moscow forward?
A good World Cup performance can send the scouts circling like vultures, and Ahmed Musa’s double in Nigeria’s 3-2 loss to Argentina can only do the same.
The CSKA Moscow forward scored Nigeria’s fastest-ever goal at a World Cup on four minutes, and became their first player to score twice in one game in the tournament
Ahmed Musa first Nigerian to score at two World Cups
Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty. The African side will secure a spot in the knockout stage if they beat Argentina on Tuesday in Group D’s final round of fixtures.
Musa, who came into the starting line-up in place of Alex Iwobi, announced himself with two of the goals in the Nigeria vs Iceland match of the tournament so far. Musa’s sweetly struck half-volley fired Nigeria into the lead just after half-time before he added a second with 15 minutes to go to make the Group D game safe.
What’s Ahmed Musa goalscoring record like?
Statistics don’t lie, and neither do Musa’s. Since moving to Moscow, the forward has performed admirably on the wing, scoring 19 in 65 in the Russian Premier League.
He has bags of potential, particularly at such a young age, and showed he can bring that to the world stage against Argentina. His brace in the Group F finale brought his total for Nigeria to six in 37 games, and Musa could have had his hat-trick had it not been for heroic defending from Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta, who was given a run for his money by his pacey counterpart.
Ahmed Musa’s Salary, Net Worth, House 2018
Ahmed Musa’s salary playing for Leicester City FC is around $3 million that he receives as an annual salary with the weekly wage of $43,000. So his net worth could be assumed to be more than $ 12 million. His current market value is estimated to be $ 18 million.
He is having a great time in his life and enjoy and spends lavishly in building houses in his hometown of Jos in Nigeria and London Home. He is reported to own a fleet of luxurious cars like Honda, Range Rover etc.
He has set up a petrol station as well a fitness sports center and has spent millions of dollars building a magnificent mansion in his hometown of Jos, Nigeria.
Ahmed Musa Wedding, Wife, Kids
Ahmed is currently married to his wife, Juliet Ejue whom he married in 2017 after divorcing his former spouse Jamila Musa. Ahmed Musa has two children with his former wife, Halima Musa ( Daughter) and Ahmed Musa Junior (Son).
It was reported that Juliet Ejue was the cause the separation between Ahmed and Jamila Muse.
He also got into a legal trouble with the British law when he was arrested for domestic violence for allegedly beating his wife, Jamila in their London home that was worth to be £ 850,000.
Ahmed Musa Honours
- Russian Premier League (3): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
- Russian Cup: 2012–13
- Russian Super Cup (2): 2013, 2014
- African Youth Championship: 2011
- WAFU Nations Cup: 2010
- Africa Cup of Nations: 2013
- Nigeria Premier League Top Scorer: 2009–10
- CAF Team of the Year: 2014
- Russian Cup Top Scorer: 2012–13
- In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia: 2012–13