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Ahmed Musa Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Ahmed Musa / The Governor|
|Real Name:||Ahmed Musa|
|Occupation:||Footballer, Philanthropist, and Businessman|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||14 October, 1992|
|Place of Birth:||Jos, Plateau State|
|Education:||GBS Football Academy|
|Net Worth:||$19 Million|
Ahmed Musa Biography
On October 14, 1992, in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, Ahmed Musa was born to Alhaji Musa and Sarah Moses. Ahmed received his elementary education at Saint Peace Primary School and then transferred to Ihya’ul Islamic Secondary School for secondary studies. Musa began playing football after finishing school by enrolling at GBS Football Academy.
At GBS Football Academy, and following his accomplishments, he was profiled in the Undiscovered Talent column of a local newspaper. As a result, a 16-year-old Musa was loaned to the now-defunct JUTH FC of the Nigerian Football League the following year. With the team, he appeared in 18 games and scored four goals.
Ahmed Musa is a professional football player for the Nigerian Super Eagles and Sivasspor Kulübü in Turkey. After scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Ahmed Musa became the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions.
His mother, Sarah Moses, his father’s second wife, is a Christian from Edo State, and his father, Alhaji Musa, is a Muslim originally from Borno in northern Nigeria. Musa’s mother was the only person to raise him and his four older sisters after their father tragically passed away when they were young. Musa’s mother encouraged him to pursue his dream of playing professional football once his early abilities were recognized.
In 2017, Ahmed Musa’s mother witnessed the dedication of her son’s $500 million sports and fitness facility in the historic city of Kano. During that event, Sarah Moses hailed Musa as a philanthropist who had changed many lives with his fortune.
Contrary to claims that the Footballer was born in Jos, Plateau state, Ahmed Musa’s mother reportedly stated, “Ahmed Musa is actually from Maiduguri in Borno state. The late father, who passed away when he was seven, had two wives; I am the second.”
Two years later, On January 24, 2019, Ahmed Musa’s mother passed away. The Footballer took to his Twitter account to reveal the sad news.
According to reports, Musa is the only son of his mother and has four older sisters though all their identities aren’t known to the media as such.
He has three children so far known to the media; Two with Jamila -The son’s name is Ahmed Musa Junior, and the daughter is Halima Musa, and one son -Ibrahim, with Juliet. The baby was born in Velden, Austria.
Musa has been married twice. Ahmed Musa’s first wife was Jamila Musa, with whom he had two beautiful children, a boy and a girl.
After an appalling altercation between Ahmed and Jamila, the former Leicester City forward reproved Jamila of calling the police and accusing him of family harassment, which he denied. Ahmed was nonetheless detained. Later, the couple filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Following the divorce, he married Juliet Ejue. In May 2017, the Nigerian international wed Juliet Ejue. Ahmed claimed he does not regret his first marriage and wishes for a happier and more enduring union with his second.
Reports of another wife began to surface on social media as it was believed that On Saturday, July 10, 2021, the Super Eagles captain married a “Mariam” in a private ceremony, making her his official second wife. So far, The 28-year-old Nigerian football player has been engaged in marriage thrice.
Ahmed began playing football in Jos with GBS Football, and in 2008, he was granted a loan to play for JUTH FC in the Nigerian National League. He signed a loan agreement with Kano Pillars in 2009. He had great success with the team, setting a record for most goals scored (18) in a single NPFL season before it was broken in 2011. Before Musa finally agreed to a permanent transfer from Kano Pillars to Dutch league team VVV-Venlo, several foreign clubs expressed interest in him, but he chose Venlo. For his new team, he scored eight goals in 37 games.
He transferred to the Russian team CSKA Moscow, where he scored 42 goals in 125 games and won the Russian Cup, Russian Super Cup, and Russian Premier League three times before signing a record-breaking £16.6 million contract with Premier League club Leicester.
Musa’s time at Leicester was a complete failure because he fell short of the team’s expectations. Before being loaned back to CSKA Moscow, he was downgraded to the club’s U-23 squad. Instead, he left the club and played for Al-Nassr, a club based in Saudi Arabia, in 2017 and won the Saudi Super Cup and Saudi Premier League there.
In 2020, following his stay in Saudi Arabia, he rejoined Kano Pillars, the club where he first played. Musa later joined the Turkish team Fatih Karagumruk before ending his contract in 2022. He signed a two-year contract with Sivasspor Kulübü, another Turkish Super Lig side, in August 2022.
At 17 years and ten months old, Ahmed Musa made his Super Eagles debut against Madagascar in an Afcon qualification game in 2010. He also competed for the Under-20 team in 2011, which captured the African Youth Championship. The Nigerian team that won the 2013 AFCON championship depended heavily on Ahmed Musa.
At the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, he played for the national squad and was a notable participant. Musa participated in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and was a member of the team led by head coach Gernot Rohr in 2019. Musa has 107 appearances and 16 goals with the Super Eagles.
Goal.com listed him among the top 100 young football players to watch in 2011 based on his abilities and many accomplishments. Additionally, Lolade Adewuyi, another analyst from Goal.com, listed him among the top international players from Nigeria in 2010. IFFHS also listed him as one of the top 140 players in the world.
Away from football, The Footballer purchased and owns two gas stations and constructed a fitness center in Nigeria for more than N500M. Additionally, He received the national Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) award from the late President Goodluck Jonathan.
As a result of reports that he was interested in politics, he has earned the moniker “The Governor” among his colleagues and friends. However, social media profiles show that he is a wise and devout Muslim who participates in all religious activities. In addition, he is a philanthropist who donates to the needy and the underprivileged whenever he can.
Musa’s market value is $19 million, while his net worth is $23 million.
Ahmed enjoys driving exotic vehicles. Among his spectacular cars are a 2017 Porsche Macan, Range Rover Sport, Velar, Mercedes Benz CLS, Mercedes Benz Sprinter, and G-Wagon.
Ahmed Musa constructed a magnificent residence in Jos, Plateau State, where he was born, raised, and educated. He is rumored to own other opulent homes both domestically and abroad. He has a swimming pool, a gym, a mosque, and a synthetic football field in his estate in Jos.
Ahmed Musa has played in more than 500 games throughout his career, including matches for his country’s international squad and his club teams, which have included VVV-Venlo, CSKA Moscow, Leicester, Al Nassar, Kano Pillars, Fatih Karagümrük, and Sivasspor. He has scored over 150 goals while fulfilling his role on the team and has been recognized with a few individual or club awards. They comprise;
- Russian Premier League: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
- Russian Cup: 2012–13
- Russian Super Cup: 2013, 2014
- Saudi Professional League: 2018–19
- Saudi Super Cup: 2019
- African Youth Championship: 2011
- WAFU Nations Cup: 2010
- Africa Cup of Nations: 2013
- Nigeria Premier League Top Scorer: 2009–10
- In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia: 2012–13
- Russian Cup Top Scorer: 2012–13
- CAF Team of the Year: 2014
Football, investments, and endorsement deals with prestigious brands are how the football player amassed his fortune. Musa reportedly received a $3 million yearly wage and a $43,000 weekly salary playing for Leicester City FC. In addition, Musa had an annual income of €16.5 million from Al-Nassr.
With Sivasspor (Super Lig), Ahmed Musa has two years and a gross salary of €1,680,00 remaining on his contract, which expires on June 30, 2024. Therefore, Ahmed Musa, 30, will make a gross salary of €840,000 for the 2022–2023 Season, or €16,154 per week.