The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed great condolence to Super Eagles’ deputy captain, Ahmed Musa following the death of his mother, Mrs Sarah Moses who died on Thursday afternoon while receiving treatment at a hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja after a brief illness.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said the generality of Nigerian Football fraternity was taken aback by the loss of the Super Eagles’ ace’s mum.
“This is a huge shock. It is always a thing of grief and pain to lose either of one’s parents, no matter how old they were before they passed on. We share in Ahmed Musa’s sorrow at this period and we pray that God will enable him to muster the courage and give him the fortitude to bear the loss. We also pray for the repose of the soul of the departed.
Ahmed Musa remains Nigeria’s highest scorer at the FIFA World Cup, having scored four goals in each of the last two finals (2014 and 2018), and was also a member of the Super Eagles’ squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in 2013.
He had been the Super Eagles’ on-field captain since the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and led the team to earn qualification to this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals with a match to spare.