Ahmed Musa Biography
Ahmed Musa, who scored both goals as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 at the Russia World Cup 2018, is a Nigerian professional footballer. He plays as a forward and left winger for English team Leicester City and the Nigeria national team – Super Eagles.
The Jos, Plateau State-born striker also previously held the record for the most goals scored in a Nigerian Premier League season with 18 goals for Kano Pillars before that tally was broken in 2011.
Ahmed Musa has managed 13 goals in 70 appearances for his national team.
Ahmed Musa Mother, Father
Ahmed Musa was born on the 14th of October, 1992, in the city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Ahmed Musa mother, Sarah Moses, who was his father’s second wife, is a Christian from Edo State. His father, Alhaji Musa was a Muslim originally from the northern Nigerian state of Borno.
Following the untimely death of Musa’s father when he was growing up, he along with his four older sisters were raised by just their mother. Ahmed Musa mother supported his aspirations to become a professional footballer after his talent was discovered at a very early age.
The Super Eagles’ player’s mother, Sarah Moses in a past interview, stated that she single-handedly nurtured Ahmed and her other four daughters when her husband passed over 20 years ago.
He has been the bread winner of the family and even our extended family members. He is taking good care of all of us.
“I am a Christian from Edo state and the father Musa was a Muslim—this is why I am bearing Moses.
Ahmed Musa father was a kind and caring man; a very generous man who took care of all his wives before he died. I am happy today to see my last born being celebrated by the small and mighty. So, I thank God for him and I am fulfilled.
Contrary to insinuations that Ahmed Musa hails from Jos, Plateau state,his mother said,
“He is actually from Maiduguri in Borno state. I am the second wife to the late father who died when Musa was seven years old.”
Ahmed Musa Football Career
Ahmed began his football career in the GBS Football Academy. His performances prompted him to be featured in a local publication’s Undiscovered Talent column and the following year, a 16-year-old Musa was loaned out to the now-defunct Nigerian Football league side JUTH FC where he played 18 games, scoring four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers.
Ahmed was subsequently 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 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 record of 20 goals.
That performance earned him a spot in Nigeria’s 2010 WAFU Nations Cup squad where his goals helped win the tournament for Nigeria. He was subsequently called up to the senior team but was ruled out from the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to injury.
Musa would later take his talents abroad to join Dutch Eredivisie football club VVV-Venlo. He was however made to wait a few months to feature for the club because he had not turned 18.
Musa eventually officially joined his new team after his 18th birthday in October 2010, making his debut in a match against FC Groningen on October 30 where he started and won his side a penalty kick.
Ahmed Musa was lauded by both local and international pundits during that campaign, prompting speculation that he might make a big money move to either England or Germany.
He also helped Nigeria win the 2011 African Youth Championship, where he was crowned most valuable player, and then the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he was shortlisted for the tournaments Golden Ball.
Ahmed Musa swapped the Netherlands for Russia in January 2012, joining CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee, winning the Russian Premier League and Cup at his first attempt.
The following year, Musa was part of the Nigerian team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before again being part of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup team that was knocked out in the group stage.
Musa notably scored twice in a group match against Argentina at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, making him the first Nigerian to achieve such a feat.
He went on to play for CSKA Moscow until the summer of 2016 when he moved to Leicester City for a club record fee of £16.6 million. His time at Leicester was, however, marred with poor form and personal issues that affected his game.
Ahmed Musa was loaned back to CSKA Moscow for 4 months to get much-needed game time ahead of his country’s participation in the World Cup in January 2018.
Ahmed Musa Net Worth
Ahmed Musa net worth is an estimated $18 million. He has been enjoying his golden years in professional football, his market value alone has reportedly been floating above the €15 million mark.
Ahmed Musa has had quite a fruitful career with CSKA Moscow, for whom he played from 2012 to 2016 and a season in 2018 on loan from Leicester City. That is why it is not surprising that his net worth is $18 million.
Ahmed Musa house and cars
Ahmed Musa can afford a lavish lifestyle with houses in Jos, London, Moscow and a fleet of luxurious cars that include a Range Rover Sport with an estimated $18 million net worth to his name.
Ahmed Musa Wife, Children
Ahmed Musa first wife is Jamila Musa.
Ahmed Musa second wife is Juliet Adeh Ejue.
Ahmed Musa and former wife Jamila have a son and a daughter together. Amed Musa son was born in 2013.
Ahmed Musa daughter was born in 2015.
He has no child with second wife Juliet yet.
Today, Musa lives in Countesthorpe with his wife Jamila.
Ahmed Musa Marriage
The exact date of Ahmed Musa wedding to first wife Jamila Musa is unclear, however, they have since gotten a divorce following an altercation that led to Musa’s arrest.
Trouble had started after Ahmed shared a photo of his then girlfriend, now 2nd wife, Juliet Adeh Ejue on social media, calling her his Queen. As Musa is a Muslim, he is allowed to marry up to four wives.
However, he and Jamila got into a fierce argument which led to an altercation. The Leicester City forward was later arrested for allegedly beating his wife in their £850,000 five-bed home in England. The incident happened in Countesthorpe, Leicester at about 1am. It was also the night his side recorded a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Ahmed accused Jamila of calling the Police on him and reporting a domestic abuse complaint.
He was finally arrested by two plain-clothed policewomen after he returned home.
The incident shocked his friends in his neighborhood including his team mates and club. It was more like an embarrassment for Ahmed.
Musa was grilled for allegedly beating his wife Jamila and was released without charge. A Leicester City spokesman said:
‘We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning. The inquiry has since been closed and no further action is to be taken.
We see no reason for formal action internally, though Ahmed will be given the opportunity to discuss the matter with football management when the squad returns.’
A neighbour said:
‘Ahmed is a nice guy. He always has a friendly smile. I don’t know anything about his private life.’
Another neighbour said:
‘You never hear noise coming from the house. I had no idea the police had been called there.’
A Nigerian who knew Ahmed Musa well had this to say:
“Everyone knows Musa is a jolly good fellow. He doesn’t drink or smoke, doesn’t party and has never been in trouble with the police all his life. He couldn’t harm a fly.”
Family sources said the former CSKA Moscow forward and his estranged wife, Jamila Musa, mutually parted ways following irreconcilable differences.
The source added the decision was reached by the two parties after efforts to reconcile them failed. And that the player’s decision to marry a second wife was permitted by Islam but was vehemently rejected by Jamila.
“Ahmed loves his wife and would have loved to keep the union especially for the sake of their two children. He did everything to make Jamila see reason with him but the woman rejected all overtures.
Several family members mediated in the crisis but the two parties were not ready to shift positions. another family source said.
After Ahmed Musa divorce, Jamila left the UK to Kano, Nigeria with her kids. The football star is said to have offered Jamila one of his houses in Kano and also a recent model of a Honda car.
Reports claim Jamila allegedly refused to seek legal help to challenge the divorce.
Ahmed Musa Second Marriage
Ahmed Musa second marriage held in 2017. After officially divorcing his first wife, Ahmed Musa married Juliet Adeh Ejue in 2017. See photos from Ahmed Musa wedding below:
Ahmed Musa Real Age:
Ahmed was born October 14, 1992. He is 25 years old.