Super Eagles vice captain Ahmed Musa has revealed the reason why he was recently pictured in a Manchester United jersey at his apartment in Jos, Nigeria during a charity function.
“I have a five-a-side pitch at my house in Nigeria, so I always train there, and I didn’t have anything to wear to train, so I decided to wear that Man United shirt, which I got after the Champions League game against United when I was at CSKA Moscow,” he says.
“I didn’t take a shower after training and I went outside to give out food for the less privileged and then I think someone took a picture – I think it is four months old. So it was taken when I was a CSKA Moscow player, not with Leicester. But when I read the story I was laughing because it’s very funny – ‘Why is Ahmed Musa wearing a Man U kit?’”
“I grew up as an Arsenal fan,” he says, smiling. “All because of Nwankwo Kanu.”
“Kanu is like a role model for me,” he says. “I got to know him when I started playing in the national team. He’s like a hero in Nigeria. We always have contact with each other and I spoke to him before I came to Leicester. I was in Russia and he called me, because he always advises me what to do. He told me that I would enjoy it in the Premier League and England, that it was a nice place.”
He is currently having a sport centre built in Hotoro, where he played for Kano Pillars, the Nigerian Premier League club. “The people back home have been so nice to me, so I want to give something back to them,” he says. “When I go back home in the future I can train with the children and feel very happy.”