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Ahmed Musa Biography: Ahmed Musa became the first Nigeria footballer to score more than once in the FIFA World Cup match.

After scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Ahmed Musa was born in Jos, Nigeria on 14 October 1992, On 23 May 2017, Musa married Juliet Ejue at Abuja. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for English team Leicester City and the Nigeria national team.

Ahmed Musa Biography International Career

Below are personal life story about Ahmed Musa international career. In April 2010 under Coach Lars Lagerbäck, he was called up to join the Nigeria national football team camp prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa after helping the Nigerian team win in the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup where he scored a goal against Benin.

In the same tournament against Burkina Faso, Musa’s goal deep into extra-time shot Nigeria into the finals of the tournament in Abeokuta. He was however forced out of the Super Eagles’ 30-man World Cup roster due to an ankle injury.

Ahmed Musa Biography - Nigeria Footballer
Ahmed Musa on Training ground.

On 5 August 2010, at the age of 17, Musa made his debut for the Nigeria senior team in a qualification match for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations against Madagascar, where he came on as a substitute for John Obi Mikel in a 2–0 win. Musa scored his first goal for the Super Eagles in a March 2011 friendly against Kenya.

In April 2011, Ahmed Musa was included in the Nigeria national under-20 football team squad to represent the nation in the 2011 African Youth Championship qualifiers, even though VVV Venlo had declared him unavailable for the tournament due to club commitments.

After some intense negotiations with the Nigerian Federation, VVV Venlo and Musa’s representatives it was agreed that Musa will shuttle between the Netherlands and South Africa to participate in the tournament with the national team. Also, after the opening game against defending champions Ghana, Musa won the most valuable player award and boarded the next flight back to the Netherlands.

In August 2011, 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.

Ahmed Musa Biography – Nigeria Footballer

Also, 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.

Ahmed Musa Goals: Nigerians React to Victory Win Over Iceland
Ahmed Celebrate after scoring against Iceland in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group Stage.

Furthermore, 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.

Similarly, 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.

In May 2018 he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. On 22 June 2018, Musa scored twice in a 2–0 victory over Iceland in their second group match of the World Cup.

As of match played 22 June 2018, against Iceland Ahmed Musa has so far gotten 15 goals in International Matches played.

  • Spouse: Juliet Ejue (m. 2017), Jamila Musa
  • Current teams: Leicester City F.C. (Forward), Nigeria national football team (#7 / Forward)
  • Children: Ahmed Musa Junior, Halima Musa
  • Awards: CAF Africa’s finest XI

    Ahmed Musa Biography - Nigeria Footballer
    Ahmed Musa with Wife
Ahmed Musa Biography (Honours)
CSKA
  • Russian Premier League: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • Also, Russian Cup: 2012–13
  • Russian Super Cup: 2013, 2014

International

Nigeria U20

  • African Youth Championship: 2011
Nigeria
  • WAFU Nations Cup: 2010
  • Africa Cup of Nations: 2013

Individual

  • 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

Ahmed Musa Personal life

In April 2017, Musa was involved in a dispute with his estranged wife Jamila, resulting in the police being called to his home. Shortly afterwards, the couple were divorced following “irreconcilable differences”.

Ahmed Musa Life story (biography was drafted from Wikipedia) see full account HERE

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