Ahmed Musa’s first wife, Profile, Net Worth, House, Cars

Ahmed Musa’s first wife, Profile, Net Worth, House, Cars
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Let us pry into the life of the Super Eagles' most capped player and see what we know about Ahmed Musa's first wife.

There are plenty of things about Ahmed Musa in the public domain but little about his family, and we intend to unveil them in this article.

Ahmed Musa has a story that makes for good reading. The past life of the Super Eagles captain inspires rather than discourages.

You will not find much anywhere else that speaks extensively about the former VVV Venlo striker than you will read here. In this exciting piece, we include Ahmed Musa's first wife, net worth and other details you might find worth your time.

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.

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 played 37 official games for them in two seasons, earning 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 then.

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's national team career

Ahmed Musa's first wife and Super Eagles career
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In April 2010, then-Super Eagles Coach Lars Lagerbäck called him up to join the national team camp before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. On 5 August 2010, Musa, at 17 years old, debuted 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.

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Ahmed Musa's Net Worth

On 4 August 2018, Ahmed Musa signed a four-year deal with Al-Nassr worth £14.8 million. Though it was not his most expensive transfer (The move to Leicester City at £16.6 million eclipsed it), he still pocketed some good money.

After only two years, the Saudi Arabian club announced that the forward was leaving the club. The decision to leave Al Nassr meant he earned around half of the worth of his contract. That is the forward’s biggest payday on record.

At Fatih Karagümrük, Musa earned $40,000 weekly – summing to $2.5 million.

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.

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's first wife, houses, and cars

Ahmed Musa seems to be a liberal, who accommodates people of different faiths and tribes. Perhaps it can be because he was raised in a family of Muslim and Christian parents.

Staying true to the religion he chose to follow, the Super Eagles captain has been married thrice, but we focus on Ahmed Musa's first wife.

Ahmed Musa's first wife was Jamila Musa, and they had two beautiful children together, Ahmed Musa Junior and Halima Musa, but what would have been a happily ever after relationship ended on a sour note.

Ahmed Musa’s first wife Jamila involved the former Leicester City striker in a scandal while signed for the Foxes. The police were involved in the case that led to the arrest of the forward.

In her statement, Jamila accused Musa of domestic violence which he denied. The weight of the accusations and the scandal saw Ahmed Musa’s first wife lose her place in the marriage leading him to marry another wife, Juliet Ejue.

Following the dissolution of the marriage of Ahmed Musa's first wife, the forward was wedded to Juliet in May 2017.

Musa later claimed in an interview that he had no regrets about his first marriage but prayed that he would be happier in his second attempt at a blissful relationship.

Ahmed Musa’s first wife Jamila and second wife Juliet are not the only women in his life. The Super Eagles skipper and most capped player, on Saturday, 10 July 2021, got married in a secret ceremony to his second official wife, Mariam.

Ahmed Musa's mother

Ahmed Musa’s mother, Sarah Moses, played a massive role in the striker's life. She single-handedly nurtured the Super Eagles star and her other four daughters following the death of her husband.

In the marital issues involving Ahmed Musa’s first wife, Jamila, She intervened unsuccessfully to restore peace to her son's home.

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 2 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).