Ahmed Musa Enjoying the Limelight

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com

439xCSKA Moscow soccer starlet Ahmed Musa told MTNFootball.com that he was looking forward to his team’s UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid, led by Musa’s idol Cristiano Ronaldo. And after CSKA Moscow tied the score at 1 in the 11th hour to secure a draw in the first leg, Musa got to experience a larger-than-life thrill at the voluminous Arena Khimki in Moscow.

Musa has scored a goal for CSKA Moscow in four appearances since his winter transfer from Dutch club VVV Venlo during the January international transfer window last month. And just a year and half ago he finished as the top scorer in the Nigeria Premier League.

“It is going to be a spectacular game. I have come face-to-face with top players but facing Ronaldo will be massive because he is a player who I have been compared to, I want to come face to face with him on the pitch,” Musa told MTNFootball.com before the round of 16 Champions League mat Real Madrid.

“I like playing against top opposition and I have never flopped whenever I play such a match. I recall playing against Ajax and Feyenoord, I did well. Even when I was at JUTH FC, I did well against Kano Pillars and Heartland. I am therefore looking forward to the UEFA Champions League game against Real Madrid, I am sure I will do well. It will be my first-ever UEFA Champions League game and I want it to be a memorable one.”

The 19-year-old Musa missed out on being a part of the 30-man Nigerian World Cup Team in 2010 due to an ankle injury. The speedy left back continues to play for the Nigerian Under-20 team. And in December of 2011 Musa was one of the four nominees named for the Confederation of African Football Most Promising Talent Award.


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