Ahmed Musa – the leading goalscorer of Nigerian football (Part 2)

On June 1, Musa signed a new contract that is valid until the end of the 2018-19 season. He finished the 2015-16 Russian Premier League as the league’s fifth-most scorer, becoming one of seven players under the age of 23 to score more than 10 goals per season over the past two seasons at seven of Europe’s top leagues.

Leicester City – Al-Nassr

On 8 July 2016, Musa moved to Leicester City for the club’s record fee, ¬£ 16.6 million. He scored his first goal at the new club in a friendly against Barcelona in the 2016 ICC Cup, which ended 4-2 in favor of the Spanish side.

He made his Premier League debut on August 13, 2016, in the club’s opening game. In that match, Leicester lost to Hull City 2-1. Musa got his first goal at PL when he opened the scoring in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on October 22, 2016.

Ahmed Musa is the leading goalscorer of Nigerian football

As of January 2017, Musa still has no assists for the club, contributing on average 0.5 main passes, 0.3 passes, and 1.2 successful dribbles per game. August 14, 2018, Musa moved to Saudi Arabia to play for the Al-Nassr club

 International career

In April 2010 under manager Lars Lagerb√§ck, he was summoned to join the Nigerian national football team’s summer camp. It was ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Before that, he helped the Nigerian team win the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup.

In May 2018, he was included in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Although his performance against Iceland was superb, it still wasn’t enough to keep the West Africans in the tournament as they were eliminated by Argentina.


With the age of 28, Ahmed Musa promises to have many more developments in his career. With my experience, he will be an important factor in any team in which he plays.