Ahmed Musa has allotted his Super Eagles teammates the total of 5 million naira to share as part of the celebration for being a centurion in the national side.
The 28-year-old enrolled in the illustrious list of Nigeria’s centurions on Tuesday after his starting role in their 2-1 triumph over Cape Verde in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.
Replaced by Lorient striker Terem Moffi in the 73rd-minute mark as Gernot Rohr’s men maintained their 100 percent start for a spot in Qatar 2022.
The Fatih Karagumruk wide forward commemorated his milestone feat in the national team colours by giving money to Gernot Rohr’s team
“On behalf of the Nigeria Football Federation, from today when you mark your 100th cap you will get 10 million naira so Musa will get his 10 million and as we’re getting to Nigeria, we will call Air Peace to get the 20 million naira promised for winning,” Pinnick said on NFF TV.
“You have demonstrated the true Nigerian spirit and you have made us very happy.”
Shortly after Pinnick’s statement, Musa conk out half of the 10 million naira to his teammates as he thanked them for their backing.
He (Musa) said, “I really appreciate the gift, Mr. President and on behalf of my family, I will say thank you very much to everyone and for the coach, I really appreciate what you’ve been doing for me. You have made me who I am today and I thank you very much.
“And for my teammates, I don’t have anything to say and for the 10m, I’m giving out 5 million naira to the team.”
Ahmed Musa earned his Super Eagles debut at the age of 17 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match with Madagascar. He has netted 15 goals so far for the three-time African champions and he was part of the troops that won the 2013 Afcon title in South Africa.
The former Kano Pillars and Leicester City player is just a match away from equalling Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama’s all-time appearance record holder (101 matches) for Nigeria.