By Wisdom Peter,
It has been on media since Thursday that the mother of Nigeria’s Super Eagles star/Deputy Captain, Ahmed Musa gave up the ghost on Thursday afternoon at a hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja after a brief illness.
Reports reached Brainnewsradio on Saturday, that Mrs. Sarah Moses, the mother of Nigeria’s FIFA World Cup highest goal scorer in two campaigns, 2014 and 2018 is dead, and the President of The Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, sent a condolence message to Ahmed Musa expressing his shock and prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed.
In a statement according to thenff.com, Mr Pinnick said, “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 has always shown a high level of dedication and patriotism in all the matches he has played for Nigeria. Everyone is in sympathy with him at this period.”
The NFF on learning that Ahmed Musa was on his way to Jos, Plateau State on Thursday night to meet with family members and begin preparations for his mother’s funeral, through it’s presidency, promised to provide the player with adequate security during this period.
Mr Pinnick confirmed that with the assistance of the Minister of Youths and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, he was able to get across to security operatives in Jos and they assured me of adequate security for Ahmed.
The 26-year-old former CSKA Moscow and Leicester City player now stars for Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia.