Leicester City Ahmed Musa Confesses To Being An Arsenal Fan, Explains Why He Was Spotted In Man. United Jersey


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.”

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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.”