By ISAAC ORIEKA
Ahmed Musa, a worthy Nigerian Super Eagles star born in the ancient city of Kano has been an inspiration to many young Muslims with his charity work and projects to help his people to survive the hardship of the Nigeria system. Musa, is one of the most capped professional footballer in the country, currently plying his Footballing career as a forward and left winger for Turkish Süper Lig club Fatih Karagümrük.
The Nigerian superstar started his football in the street with nothing but with a ball and some friends who shared his love and passion for the game. Musa, was the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA WORLD CUP match, scoring twice against Argentina in 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP. The winger is the most capped player in the history of Nigeria football with 104 appearances for the eagles since his debut in 2011 against Guinea in Conakry. While advancing and progressing in his career from one team to another, he has helped the less privileged, through donation of food items and by promoting sports among Nigerian youths.
As a football star, he has changed the narrative about the kindness of giving and philanthropy in Nigeria. His act of charity has earned him special recognition and gratitude from many Nigerian. He even started a charity foundation, name Ahmed Musa Foundation, which for instance in 2018, he set 40 prisoners free by paying their debts.
Ahmed Musa is a reference of altruism due to his empathy towards the plight of others, regardless of ethnic or religious associations. He advised active sport men and women to save and invest to avoid running into penury when they retire. His hero mode has placed him as a philanthropic personality in sports and human kindness beyond the expectation of so many Nigerians, Creekvibes News Magazine doff hat for him.