Nigerian ace Ahmed Musa is one of the prominent faces in the world of football. A prolific goalscorer, Musa is known for his finishing, positioning, quick reactions, as well as good distribution and crossing ability. The complete forward can also play as a left winger. He currently plays for English club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. Starting his football journey at GBS Football Academy in 2008, Musa reached a pinnacle of his career after joining Dutch club VVV. Venlo in 2010, winning several titles as well as personal accolades. His popularity gained further attention after he scored twice against Iceland in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018, on 22 June.
Through his endorsements deal with several renowned companies and clubs salary, the footballer also earned a hefty amount of net worth. Musa has been married twice. Let’s know in details about his wife, career, transfer, stats, and more.
Early Life And Childhood Of Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa was born on 14 October 1992, in Jos, Neferia to Sarah Moses. Spending most of his early years in his hometown Jos, the player did his schooling from there too. He holds Nigerian nationality and ethnicity/race wise, he is a Black.
At the young age of 16, Musa started his footballing career joining the GBS Football Academy.
Ahmed Musa’s Professional Career
After showing his versatility playing several local tournaments for GBS, Ahmed Musa was shipped out on loan to JUTH F.C. in 2008. With the club, he played his first two professional seasons and made 18 appearances scoring 4 goals.
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The accomplished forward subsequently joined the club Kano Pillars F.C. He quickly began to build an impressive reputation with the club, netting multiple crucial goals and becoming the highest goal scorer in the Nigeria Premier League history.
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Musa additionally made his transfer to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010 but he could not play for the club due to his underage. He played his first game for the club on 30 October. Following his finest performance, he also won the AIT footballer of the year award, on 8 March 2011. He finished his career with the club making 37 appearances with 8 goals.
Musa subsequently went on to sign Russian side CSKA Moscow for an unknown fee, on 7 January 2012. He netted an 82-minute consolation goal for CSKA against A.S. Roma during the UEFA Champions League on 17 September 2014. Becoming the 5th highest scorer, he finished the 2015-16 Russian Premier League season.
On 8 July 2016, Musa made his move to English club Leicester City signing a contract of £16.6 million ($22,024,830.20). He scored his first goal for the club in a 4-2 friendly loss with Spanish giants Barcelona. He played his first Premier League match against Hull City on 13 August 2016. And he scored his first Premier League goal in a 3–1 victory over Crystal Palace on 22 October.
On 30 January 2018, Musa was loaned out to CSKA Moscow.
Ahmed Musa has represented Nigeria at U-20 and U-23 levels. After he scored three goals in all five matches in the 2011 FIFA-U-20 World Cup, he was listed by FIFA in shortlist of 10 candidates for the Adidas Golden Ball.
Musa made his full international debut for Nigeria national football team in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Madagascar. At the ending of 2011, Musa was listed among of the four nominees for the Confederation of African Football Most Promising Talent Award, however, the award finally won went to Ivorian footballer Souleymane Coulibaly.
Musa also played 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup. Musa’s real limelight came on 22 June 2018 after he scored two perfect goals in a 2-0 win against Iceland in their second group match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Ahmed Musa’s Net Worth, Salary, House, And Car Collection
From his already flourishing career, Ahmed Musa has collected a massive amount of money. According to some reliable online source, his net worth could be assumed to be over $8 million. He currently plays for Leicester City FC where his estimated annual salary is more than $3 million with the weekly wage of £60,000 ($79,607.82).
Musa’s current market value stands at (£13.50 million) approximately $18 million. He has also a five-bedroom mansion in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, United Kingdome. The house was worth to be around $1,127,777.45.
Ahmed Musa’s Personal Life, Married, And Divorce
The Nigerian striker, 24, Ahmed Musa has been married twice. Musa tied the knots with his girlfriend Juliet Ejue recently on 23 May 2017, after divorce with his first wife. The couple organized their wedding ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria.
According to some sources, Musa and his new wife Juliet started dating in the year 2015.
Prior to Juilet, Musa married his ex-spouse, Jamila Musa. They have also two children son Ahmed Musa Junior and a daughter Halima Musa. The two, however, divorced after four-years of a marital relationship. It was also reported that the reason behind their separation was his new wife Juliet who reportedly brought to end his first marriage.
After allegedly beating his wife, Jamila in their London home, Musa was arrested for domestic violence, on 5 April 2017. But he later released without any charge.