LifeBogger presents the Full Story of a Nigerian football Legend who is best known by the Nickname; ‘Myca‘.
Our version of Ahmed Musa’s Biography, including his Childhood Story, brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis of Ahmed Musa’s Bio involves his life story before fame, family life/background and many OFF and ON-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his record-setting World Cup braces for Nigeria in 2014 and 2018. Also, he, alongside notables like Victor Moses and Mikel Obi, was a key part of the Super Eagles’ dominance in the last decade.
However, not many football fans have read an in-depth version of Ahmed Musa’s bio, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
Ahmed Musa Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography starters, Nigerian Football Legend Ahmed Musa was born on the 14th day of October 1992 in Jos, Plateau state. He was born to his Father, Alhaji Musa (a polygamist) and to his mother, Sarah Moses (second wife of his father).
Being born in Jos, he is best described as a J-town boy (slang used to refer to males born in Jos, Nigeria) by Nigerians, especially those who reside in his city of birth.
The Nigerian international, who is originally from Borno State, Nigeria (birthplace of his father) was single-handedly raised in Edo State, Nigeria by his mother (pictured below) following the death of his father when he was seven years old.
Consequently, Sarah Moses bore the full responsibility for Musa’s upbringing and that of his four sisters.
The way Sarah Moses recalls, raising Young Musa and her four daughters would have been a piece of cake for Sarah Moses if her late husband were alive.
“My late husband ‘Musa’, Ahmed’s father, was a kind and caring man. He was a very generous man who took care of all his wives before he died.” She revealed to Sporting Life
Fortunately, it didn’t take too long before Ahmed Musa (who is also the last born of his mother) stepped into his later father’s shoes and assumed the role of breadwinner for not just his immediate family but his extended as well.
A fact his mother can attest to her delight:
“My son has been the breadwinner of the family and even our extended family members. He is taking good care of all of us.”
The Story of Jamila Musa – Ahmed Musa’s First Wife:
Ahmed Musa was once married to Jamila Musa on a date that still remains unclear.
Their union was blessed with two kids, a boy, Ahmed Musa Jr (born in 2013) and a girl, Halima Musa (born in 2015).
Barely two years after the birth of their second child, the couple had a series of arguments over Musa’s decision to marry a second wife.
A sad development took a toll when Ahmed shared a photo of his girlfriend and soon-to-be 2nd wife, Juliet, on social media, calling her his Queen.
He was subsequently arrested after Jamila called the Police on him and filed a report of domestic abuse.
The incident happened in Countesthorpe, Leicester, at about 1 am. Coincidentally, it was the night his side recorded a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Musa was, however, released without charge, and the couple parted ways that same week over irreconcilable differences.
About Juliet Musa – Ahmed Musa’s Second Wife:
After his divorce from Jamila, Ahmed carried on his marriage plans with Juliet, who was the bone of contention that resulted in the dissolution of his first marriage.
Ahmed Musa’s wife Juliet hails from Cross River state of Nigeria but lives in Lagos. They had their introduction ceremony on the 25th of March 2017, after which they got married on the 1st of July 2017.
A close appraisal of their wedding photo perfectly explains that their union had been long overdue, and they are glad to have accomplished it.
At the time of this post, the couple’s yearlong marriage is yet to be blessed with children and the public were eager to know the latest addition to the overjoyed Ahmed and his delightful wife.
‘Who are you to judge the life I live? I’m not perfect, and I don’t have to be!’ said Ahmed Musa to those criticizing his decision to marry another wife. He also said- ‘Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean’.
Ahmed Musa Biography Facts – Personality:
Musa’s altercation with his estranged wife did not only result in another marriage but did much to reveal off-screen facts about his personality.
Shortly after Ahmed’s arrest, his neighbour, who addressed newsmen on the incident, remarked that:
‘Ahmed is a nice guy. He always has a friendly smile. I don’t know anything about his private life.’
Another man on the quiet road beside Ahmed’s Apartment said:
‘You never hear noise coming from the house. I had no idea the police had been called there.’
In addition, a Nigerian who knew him well concludes that;
“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.”
Aside from the personality revelation that emerged from Ahmed’s first marriage, it is worthwhile to note that;
- Ahmed Musa cannot be found on Twitter because he has no handle on the social network.
- Russians love him so much that they nicknamed him ‘Myca’, the Russian way of pronouncing Musa.
Champion Of Sports:
To start with, Ahmed proved himself to be a passionate sportsman. By commissioning a 500 Million Naira sports facility in Kano on the 15th of June 2017.
According to Ahmed, the facility is meant to bring standard state-of-the-art training facilities to fellow passionate sports lovers.
Speaking to KweseESPN, Ahmed explained that;
“People like football in Kano, and they pay money to train in different places. So I thought that it would be good to have a standard place where all these people could have a good place to train, play football and relax.”
They also like playing in the Night, and that has been taken care of as installed floodlights would provide necessary illumination.
Ahmed Musa Biography Facts – Chieftain Title:
On the same day, his sports centre was unveiled, and Ahmed Musa was turbaned as the ‘Jagaban Matasan Arewa’ by the northern youths and the association of the northern Nigerian students.
The title, which translates as champion of Women in Northern Nigeria, was conferred on the 24-year-old (at the time) in recognition and appreciation of his support for youths and contribution to communal development.
The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including the chairman of the Kano State Sports Commission, Ibrahim Galadima.
In addition to promoting sports and ensuring youth support, Ahmed Musa is extremely involved in charity.
Photos and Videos posted on his social media handle capture the Leicester Forward giving back (distributing money) to the community in the spirit of Ramadan.
He has also helped secure freedom for no fewer than 40 children. Including young adults who were remanded in at the Taurey.
He also worked at the Goron Dutse Prison Yard and Kurmawa Prison – all in Kano state. Not to mention distributing bags of rice to the needy.
Ahmed Musa Biography Facts – Breakthrough In Nigeria:
In September 2007, a local publication in Jos, Nigeria, featured Ahmed Musa on its Undiscovered Talent column.
In 2008, he was loaned to JUTH F.C. where he played 18 games, scoring four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers.
He was subsequently loaned to Kano Pillars F.C., in the 2009–10 season, where he set the league record by scoring multiple crucial goals as Pillars finished second.
Musa previously held the record for the highest number of goals ever scored in one season. Jude Aneke broke the record in the Nigeria Premier League in November 2011. When he (Jude) of Kaduna United F.C. set a new goals record of 20 goals.
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