Ahmed Musa mobbed in Kano

The popularity of reigning Nigeria Player of the year, Ahmed Musa continues to soar like an eagle to the extent that he can no longer walk on the streets without being mobbed by ecstatic fans.

Whether in Nigeria or Saudi Arabia where he plays for Riyadh based side Al Nassr, Musa has massive followership because of his football talents and philanthropic gesture to the most vulnerable in the society.

Last Saturday, Musa was mobbed by excited fans at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport when he arrived in the country from his base in Saudi Arabia.

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Musa became a hero after emerging as the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

It was understood that the ex-Leicester City forward made the visit to the country to attend to personal issues barely 48 hours after winning the Saudi Arabia Professional Football League (SAPFL) title with Al Nassr, which recorded a 2-1 victory over Al Batin at the King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh.

Musa featured for 62 minutes before he was substituted by Matheus Petros on Thursday.

Pictures of the pacy forward emerged on social media showing many fans taking their turns to take selfies with the likeable footballer at the Kano Airport.

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In August last year, Musa also got a heroic welcome upon his arrival at the King Khaled International Airport, Riyadh to begin his career with Saudi Premier League club, Al Nassr as a large number of fans trooped out out en masse to a catch a glimpse of the Nigerian star who was just joining their club after an impressive display at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Musa was first received by the club’s officials before he was mobbed by the large crowd who were excited to see their new signing for the first time.

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Unless he is exempted, The Nigerian international who scored seven goals in 24 league appearances for Al Nassr in the just concluded season would likely be going back to the Middle East as Al Nassr host Iranian side Zob Ahan on May 21 for their final AFC Champions League group fixture.

Next month, Musa who was named in Nigeria’s 25-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will join the rest of his international teammates in Asaba for their first training camp.

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The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group B against Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea while the Atlas Lions are up against South Africa, Namibia and Ivory Coast in Group D.

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