Ahmed Musa sends N500,000 to former Nigerian weightlifter spotted filling potholes in Lagos

Ahmed Musa sends N500,000 to former Nigerian weightlifter spotted filling potholes in Lagos

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Ahmed Musa has supported former Nigerian weightlifter Bassey ‘Iron Bar’ Etim with the sum of N500,000
  • The Super Eagles captain expressed concern after a clip went viral showing the Olympian filling potholes in Lagos
  • Musa took to social media to request to reach the former athlete, and he has now sent him half of a million Naira

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has reached out to Bassey Etim, who was spotted around the Ajah axis of Lagos, filling potholes.

A clip on social media went viral showing the former Nigerian weightlifter filling potholes at a failed section of the Ado-Badore road in Lagos.

Musa, who felt compassion for the 56-year-old, had requested to reach out to the Olympian who claimed Nigeria neglected him after he sustained an injury during the 1984 Olympic Games.

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Ahmed Musa has assisted Bassey Etim with N500,000. Photo: Philippe Desmazes
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Speaking with music artiste Oc_Cares, Etim, who hails from Cross River said:

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“I sustained an injury, and when I came back, Nigeria refused to take care of my injury, so I had to use my life savings to go back to America in September 1985 to take care of the injury.
“But I still come out to volunteer myself to give back to my country. People are saying, ‘why should you do that? They didn’t take care of you'.”

In a chat with Sports Brief, the most-capped Super Eagles player Ahmed Musa confirmed that he sent the 1982 Commonwealth gold medalist half a million Naira.

“I just finished speaking with him now. I sent him N500,000.”

Kingsley Obiekwu thanks Musa for his N2million gift

Earlier in the year, former Nigerian international Kingsley Obiekwu narrated how Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa came to his aid by giving him N2million.

The Nigerian media space was awash with news that Obiekwu, who had eight caps for Nigeria back in the days, is struggling to survive as a taxi driver.

He represented Nigeria at the international level and was a member of the squad which won the gold medal in football at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

News of him surviving as a taxi driver garnered reactions from the public and Ahmed Musa was said to have made a N2million donation to the ex-international.

Musa gifts N20,000 each to 5,000 people in Jos

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa continues to support members of his community as the Fatih Karagumruk forward donated N20,000 each to about five thousand people in Jos.

Artisans, including tailors, bean sellers, shoemakers and a host of other small business owners, were supported with such an amount by the Nigerian international.

Musa, who is famous for helping the poor and sick, made this latest gesture when he personally handed the cash gift to the individuals.

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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.