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AFCON 2021: Nigeria’s Striker Donates $1500 to Garoua Mosque

Leading the Super Eagles in their quest for their fourth Africa Cup of Nations title, Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa donated the sum of $1,500 to a local mosque close to the Eagles camp in Garoua on Friday after Jumu`ah prayer.

The mosque is where the team’s Muslim players pray daily since their arrival in the northern part of Cameroon on January 5, Pulse Sports reported.

“Musa has donated $1,500 to support the ongoing building project of the Central Mosque in Garoua,” a camp source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

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“Players and officials of the team have been worshiping in the Central Mosque since they arrived in Garoua.

“The gesture to support the ongoing building project was appreciated by the leaders of the Mosque.”

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Musa has only featured in the Super Eagles’ second group game against Sudan.

The veteran will aim to get more playing time when the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in a round of 16 fixture scheduled for Sunday, January 23, 2022.

Philanthropist

Musa has always been an inspiration to many young Muslims with his charity works and projects launched to help his people.

The Nigerian superstar started his football career in the streets when he had nothing but a ball and some friends who shared his love and passion for football.

That’s why Musa, while advancing in his career from one team to another, is also making sure to help those in need in his country, either by promoting sports among Nigerians, supporting youth, and donating food items to the needy.

He even started a charity foundation named “Ahmed Musa Foundation” through which he helped those in need.

For example in 2018, Musa set 40 prisoners free by paying their debts.

In Ramadan 1439, the Super Eagles player showed love to his people in Kano, distributing food items and rice bags to them.