Nigerian Olympian Bassey Etim Goes Emotional After Ahmed Musa Called on Video Before Sending N500k

Nigerian Olympian Bassey Etim Goes Emotional After Ahmed Musa Called on Video Before Sending N500k

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Ahmed Musa sent huge sum of money to Bassey Etim, who got emotional at the amazing gesture
  • Bassey, who represented Nigeria at the 1984 Olympic Games, stated that the country neglected him after he got injured
  • The Cross River State-born star was spotted filling potholes in Lagos, and Musa extended his love towards him

Nigerian Olympian Bassey ‘Iron Bar’ Etim has thanked Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa, who sent him half a million Naira.

A clip on social media went viral showing the former Nigerian weightlifter filling potholes around the Ado-Badore road in the Ajah axis of Lagos State.

Musa saw the tweet and offered to reach out to the 56-year-old, as the Fatih Karagumruk star then made a video call to him.

Bassey Etim, Olympian, Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa extends his amazing gesture towards Bassey Etim. Photo: @oc_cares1
Source: Twitter

The former CSKA Moscow and ex-Leicester City star then sent a whopping N500,000 to Bassey Etim, who then said:

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“I’m just speechless and I’m very happy. This is a special day for me for receiving such a gift. God will bless him and his family. I’m grateful and very happy.”

Bassey’s story came to the limelight after music maker Alexander Onyekachi with IG handle @oc_cares1, and disc jockey Bright Bassey of IG handle @only1brytos said they had been observing his efforts since moving into the area in December 2021.

Bright said:

“A lot of people have been seeing this man for years, we just moved into Ajah (Lagos) last December. Since then, I and my partner have been seeing him. We didn’t even know he was this big (an Olympian).
"We thought he was just a random person until we summoned the courage to speak with him. We even saw some comments as some people said they never knew he could speak (English)."

Alexander added:

“We also want to thank you for the retweets, the mentioning, the shares, likes and all the positive comments. This is the power of social media. We even saw some negative comments as some people said we were chasing clout.”

Musa celebrates daughter’s birthday

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that Ahmed Musa posted awesome photos of his daughter, who is celebrating her birthday with the big footballer, proud to be the dad.

The former Leicester City player is famous for celebrating his family members by posting their photos on social media.

Ahmed Musa stated that her daughter means a lot to him while congratulating her on her special day.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.