Musa: How NFF and Fifa celebrated former Leicester City forward at 28
The football governing bodies have sent heartfelt messages to the Super Eagles captain as he reaches a new age
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Fifa have celebrated with Al-Nassr forward Ahmed Musa on his birthday.
The speedster was born on October 14, 1992, in Maiduguri, and has been sent wonderful messages on his 28th birthday.
The forward has enjoyed great success on the international scene since breaking into the limelight at the 2010 Wafu Nations Cup, hosted in Nigeria.
The forward’s impressive displays in the competition inspired the West Africans to the final of the tournament and was subsequently handed his Super Eagles debut at the age of 17 against Madagascar in 2010.
Musa has risen to the team’s captain and has delivered memorable eye-catching performances for the West Africans.
Musa scored four goals for the three-time African champions at the global tournaments to become Nigeria top-scorer in the competition.
He recently shone during his 93rd appearance for the Super Eagles against Tunisia on Tuesday, providing an assist to help the side avoid defeat in the encounter.
The football governing bodies have sent birthday wishes to the winger, recollecting his impressive showings for Nigeria.
— The NFF
(@thenff) October 14, 2020
Happy 28th birthday to a man who impressed no less a legend than Lionel Messi at Brazil 2014 & who, at Russia 2018, became the only @NGSuperEagles player to score in 2 World Cups. Can @Ahmedmusa718 become the only Nigerian to score in 3 in 2022? pic.twitter.com/k1z67NXO9G
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 14, 2020
The fleet-footed forward has also enjoyed success at club level since he started his career with GBS Football Academy.
After two years in England, he moved back to Russia to re-join CSKA on loan before he permanently switched to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr in the summer of 2018.
Since teaming up with Al-Nassr, Musa has helped the club win the Saudi Professional League and Super Cup.
The forward will hope to continue his impressive form for both club and country in the 2020-21 season.
On this day many years ago I was born. Grateful to still be standing to celebrate another year. Happy birthday to me.
— AhmedMusa718 (@Ahmedmusa718) October 13, 2020