Ahmed Musa: Emir of Nguru Bestows Traditional Title on Super Eagles Captain

Ahmed Musa: Emir of Nguru Bestows Traditional Title on Super Eagles Captain

Babajide Orevba
June 10, 2024 at 10:13 AM
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  • Ahmed Musa bagged a chieftaincy title in the Nguru community of Yobe State and the Super Eagles star received an official turban for his position
  • Musa, who was not called up for the World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin, is engaging in consultations in the northern part of Nigeria
  • The 31-year-old former Leicester City of England forward received a special welcome as residents made efforts to catch a glimpse of him in the state

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Nigerian international, Ahmed Musa, has expressed delight after receiving the traditional title of Shetiman Kwallon Kaf na Nguru.

The 31-year-old bagged the chieftaincy title in the northern part of Yobe State in a well-attended ceremony.

Musa received a hero's welcome from residents of Nguru as his convoy made its way to the emir's palace.

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Nigerian international, Ahmed Musa, has bagged the chieftaincy title of Shetiman Kwallon Kaf na Nguru in Yobe State. Photo credit: Alex Morton.
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The former CSKA Moscow forward addressed the crowd inside the palace and thanked the emir for such a special recognition.

Soccernet reports that shortly after he presented the emir with a signed Super Eagles shirt, Musa was turbaned as he officially took his role as chief reports.

Taking to social media, the Nigerian national team's all-time record player shared footage of the ceremony and added the caption:

"Feeling incredibly grateful for the massive turnout, warm welcome, and love from the people of Yobe North!
Special thanks to the Emir of Nguru for bestowing upon me the title of Shetiman Kwallon Kaf na Nguru. I am truly honoured, and my heart is full of gratitude."

He also added a special message for the local community:

Special thanks to all the youths and the people of Nguru for your support. May Allah bless you all."

When Ahmed Musa flaunted his sisters

Sports Brief also previously reported that Nigerian international Ahmed Musa found himself among greatness, not just on the football pitch, but within his family circle.

Fresh off the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where his team secured second place, he took to social media to express gratitude for his family's unwavering support of him.

Following his father's untimely passing, Musa was raised by his mother, Sarah Moses, alongside his four older sisters, with their support nurturing his journey to stardom.

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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.