Ahmed Musa has shared half of the N10 million gifted to him by the Nigerian Football Federation after reaching100th cap for the Super Eagles.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick , promised to give every Super Eagles player who reaches 100 caps for Nigeria.
“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 told NFF TV.
“You have demonstrated the true Nigerian spirit and you have made us very happy.”
Musa has now come out to give out half of the 10 million naira to his teammates as he thanked them for their support.
He 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.”
Musa, 28, joined the likes of Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama in the illustrious list of Nigeria’s centurions on Tuesday, September 7, after he played in Nigeria’s 2-1 triumph over Cape Verde in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.
The former Kano Pillars and Leicester City star is just a game away from equalling Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama’s all-time appearance record (101 matches) for Nigeria.