The story of Ahmed Musa's first wife is one of the most famous stories about Nigeria's most capped player. Yet, it is only a small portion of his incredible story.
As the sun is visible for all to see, so shall the glory of Almighty Allah and His blessings shall continue to be seen in your life and your family, Amin.— Ahmed Musa MON (@Ahmedmusa718) June 23, 2023
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In the following sections, you will be reading all about the life of Ahmed Musa. You will learn about Musa’s early life, career beginnings, first wife, family and philanthropy. You will also learn about his career which has taken him around the world and led him to become a record-breaker for the Super Eagles. Read on to learn all about the captain of the three-time Africa Cup of Nations champions.
Biography of Ahmed Musa
Musa plays as a forward and left winger for Turkish Süper Lig team Sivasspor and the Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa after building an international school in honour of his parents, Musa and Sarah. Has now provide books and school bangs to the school. Golden hearted man for a reason. It's a legacy that will go on for generations pic.twitter.com/dKduHSP17J— Being_Abberh MYCA➐ (@IamAbberh) June 21, 2023
Ahmed Musa became the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions after scoring two times against Iceland in the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia and twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil.
Ahmed Musa club career
Musa started his career at GBS Football Academy in Kaduna before he was loaned to JUTH F.C. in 2008. He played 18 games for JUTH, scoring four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers.
The winger was transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in the summer of 2010. The move was stalled, however, because he was only 17 years of age and thus not eligible for a work permit in the Netherlands. He ended up playing 37 official games for them in two seasons, which earned him the AIT Footballer of the Year award on 8 March 2011.
The player signed for Russian side CSKA Moscow on 7 January 2012 for an undisclosed fee. Musa became a cult hero at the Russian club and his clout grew in the Nigeria national football team. CSKA Moscow offered him a new four-year contract on 1 June 2015. The contract was supposed to last until the 2018/19 season but Leicester City signed him on 8 July 2016 for £16.6 million, a club-record transfer fee at the time.
Musa scored his first goal with the club in a friendly against Barca in the 2016 International Champions Cup which they lost 4-2. However, his stint at Leicester did not go as planned for all parties and he returned to CSKA Moscow on 30 January 2018 to see out the remainder of the 2017/18 season.
From there, Ahmed Musa switched to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr on 4 August 2018 for a reported fee of £14.5 million. He is also a cult hero at the club and was one of their most recognisable players until Cristiano Ronaldo joined them in December 2022.
Musa returned to Nigeria in 2021 to play for Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) before moving to Turkey to play for Fatih Karagümrük. From there, he moved to Sivasspor, where he currently plies his trade.
Ahmed Musa national team career
In April 2010, then-Super Eagles Coach Lars Lagerbäck called him up to join the national team camp prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. On 5 August 2010, Musa, at the age of 17, made his debut for the Super Eagles in a qualifier game for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations against Madagascar, where he came on as a substitute for John Obi Mikel.
Musa found the back of the net for the first time for the Super Eagles in a friendly game against Kenya in March 2011. In April 2011, Ahmed Musa’s name was included in the under-20 Flying Eagles squad to represent Nigeria in the 2011 African Youth Championship qualifiers. After the opening match against defending champions Ghana, Musa won the most valuable player award.
After appearing in all of Nigeria's qualifying games, Musa was named in Stephen Keshi's team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Ahmed Musa Net Worth
According to Kwesé ESPN, Ahmed Musa signed a four-year deal with Al-Nassr worth £14.8 million. He left the club after only two years, which meant that he earned around half of the total worth of the contract. That is the forward’s biggest payday on record. At Fatih Karagümrük, he earned $40,000 weekly which summed up to $2.5 million.
Ahmed Musa built a sports complex worth N500 million ($1.312 million) in Kano, Nigeria.— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) April 16, 2021
It comprises a football pitch, tennis court, a swimming pool, a hall for indoor sports, a restaurant, car parks and offices.
He owns another sports facility in Kaduna State, Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/TQRxMM5C8U
Ahmed Musa house
Ahmed Musa built himself a luxurious mansion in his native city of Jos, Plateau State where he grew up and received his education. This house is not the first for Ahmed Musa in Jos. A few years back, there was a not-so-pleasant incident involving the talented forward’s previous residence in his native land.
4. Ahmed Musa (Net worth: £25–40 million) The Super Eagles captain currently earns a paltry £16,000 as a weekly payment for Turkish side Sivasspor, but he has enjoyed bigger pay earlier in his career and is involved in several businesses that help him rank as high as 4th. pic.twitter.com/0yVNVPliML— 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗢𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗟𝗘 𝖍𝖆𝖘 𝖘𝖕𝖔𝖐𝖊𝖓 🤯 (@thecastoracle) March 23, 2023
In 2013, Musa’s home was suddenly attacked by armed men who were in search of his family – Ahmed Musa's first wife and little son. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Musa then spent millions of dollars to construct a brand new mansion in Jos with more security features. The new mansion in Jos includes a swimming pool, a massive size football field with a synthetic pitch, a gym, as well as a mosque.
Ahmed Musa wife, houses, and cars
Ahmed Musa has been married thrice. Ahmed Musa's first wife was Jamila Musa with whom he had two beautiful children, Ahmed Musa Junior and Halima Musa.
Ahmed Musa’s first wife Jamila got him involved in a scandal when he played for Leicester City. The case involved the police, who arrested the forward. She accused him of domestic violence which he denied. Ahmed Musa’s first wife lost her place in the marriage as a result and he took another wife, Juliet Ejue.
Juliet and Ahmed were wedded in May 2017. In an interview, Ahmed said he does not regret his first marriage and hopes that the second will be even happier and long-lasting.
On 27 July 2018, Musa announced that he became a father for the third time when he posted a lovely photo of his newborn baby on his Instagram account. The baby, who is the first from the marriage between him and Juliet, was born in Velden, Austria. At the time of writing, Ahmed and Juliet have two children.
Ahmed Musa’s first wife Jamila and second wife Juliet are not the only women in his life, however. The Super Eagles skipper and most capped player, on Saturday, 10 July 2021, in a secret ceremony, got married to a second official wife, Mariam.
Ahmed Musa mother
Ahmed Musa’s mother, Sarah Moses, single-handedly nurtured the Super Eagles star and her other four daughters after her husband’s death. She also tried to intervene when Ahmed Musa’s first wife, Jamila, had altercations with her son.
In 2017, Ahmed Musa's mother graced the unveiling of the ₦500 million sports fitness centre in the ancient city of Kano built by her son. At that event, Sarah Moses described Musa as a philanthropist who has touched so many lives with his wealth.
According to Sarah Moses, contrary to insinuations that the footballer hailed from Jos, Plateau state, “Ahmed Musa is actually from Maiduguri in Borno state. I am the second wife to the late father who died when he was seven years old.”
Ahmed Musa’s mother died on 24 January 2019. Sarah Moses’ death was announced by Musa on his Twitter page.
Ahmed Musa cars
Ahmed Musa boasts of several cars. Below are some of Ahmed Musa's cars.
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago