Ahmed Musa – the leading goalscorer of Nigerian football (Part 1)

Nigerian football has produced many famous strikers in the past and the current generation of players, some players perform very well and are spearheaded, attackers. One of them is Ahmed Musa – a striker who plays for Al-Nassr.


Musa became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a World Cup match. This was after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2010 World Cup. Musa was also the first Nigerian to score in two competitions. FIFA World Cup, after scoring twice against Iceland in the 2018 World Cup group stage.

Club career

Musa started her career at GBS Football Academy. In September 2007, a local publication in Jos, Nigeria introduced Ahmed Musa with the title “Unexplored Talent”. In 2008, he was loaned to JUTH FC, where he made 18 appearances and scored 4 goals in his first two professional seasons for “The Healers”.

Musa was then loaned back to Kano Pillars FC

Musa was then loaned back to Kano Pillars FC, and during the 2009–10 season. He scored many important goals that helped Pillars finish second. Musa held the Nigerian Premier League season’s record for the most goalscorers until November 2011. Kaduna United FC’s Jude Aneke set a new record with 20 goals.


Musa transferred to the Dutch club VVV-Venlo in the summer of 2010, however, when the transfer was delayed because he was only 17 years old, the club was unable to sign the country player. be under 18 years old, according to FIFA’s then law. Musa officially qualified to play for VVV-Venlo on October 14, 2010, when he turned 18.

Rated as one of the 100 most-watched young football stars in the world in 2011 by Goal.com, Goal.com’s Lolade Adewuyi placed him in the list of the top 10 most international players in Nigeria in 2010.

CSKA Moscow

On January 7, 2012, Musa joined the Russian club, CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee. On 17 September 2014, he scored an honorable goal in the 82nd minute in a 5-1 home defeat to AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League.