Musa gives mum befitting burial in Afuze-Sports Minister, Edo Deputy Governor, Pinnick in attendance

The remains of Mrs Sarah Moses, the mother of Super Eagles’ star, Ahmed Musa, was laid to rest on Saturday.

The two-day event which took place at Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, started on Friday and ended on Saturday with the World Cup hero sparing no expense in ensuring that his mother was interred in a befitting style.

Top dignitaries especially from the Sports circle were not left out of the event in Afuze as the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung attended the funeral alongside Edo State Deputy Governor, Phillip Shaibu who represented Governor Godwin Obaseki.

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The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick had arrived in Afuze much earlier to witness the ceremony right from the beginning.

The Super Eagles were also represented by Ahmed Musa’s closest teammate, Shehu Abdullahi and team secretary, Dayo Enebi.

Late Mrs Sarah Musa, aged 66 died on January 24, 2019, but the Al-Nassr forward had to defer the final burial ceremony due to his tight club and national team schedules.

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Mrs Musa died barely five months after her superstar footballer son made a highly lucrative summer move from English Premier League side, Leicester City to Saudi Arabia Premier League side, Al Nassr.

During this period too, Musa was made the stand-in captain of the Super Eagles in the absence of self exiled John Mikel Obi.

Musa demonstrated strong character by leading Nigeria to return to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after missing out of the last two editions while the remains of his mother were in the morgue.

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The former Kano Pillars forward announced the death of his mother in an emotional message on social media.

Expectedly, the ex-Leicester City star spared no cash to give his late mother a befitting burial.

Residents of Afuze trooped out in large numbers to receive the remains of Mrs Musa when it arrived town on Saturday morning.

She was later laid to rest that Saturday, May 25 at Musa’s palatial home in Afuze, Edo State.

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Musa, who is among the 25-man squad invited for the Super Eagles camp for AFCON preparation, arrived in the country penultimate weekend and was mobbed by excited fans who took turns to take selfies with him.
The former Kano Pillars forward won the Saudi Arabia Professional Football League title with Al Nassr following his club Al Nassr’s 2-1 home win against Al Batin at the King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh.

The 26-year-old scored seven goals in 24 league appearances for Al Nassr in the just-concluded season.

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