Captain of the Nigerian nationwide soccer workforce, Ahmed Musa has been named the 2020 Nigerian Muslim Superstar of the Yr.
The Tremendous Eagles Captain was honoured with the distinguished award by Muslim Information, Nigeria’s most authoritative Islamic newspaper.
Making the announcement on Tuesday, the newspaper’s writer, Mr. Rasheed Abubakar stated the previous Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia participant is the recipient chosen by the #MNAwards2020 Committee for the 2020 Nigerian Muslim Superstar of the Yr.
The MNAwards celebrates Muslim achievers who’ve excelled and made the Muslim neighborhood proud in Nigeria and globally.
Now, into its third 12 months, the 2020 version of the Awards options extra classes honouring Muslim professionals in media, well being, legislation, finance and leisure industries.
In response to Mr. Abubakar, “There are such a lot of Muslim celebrities in Nigeria. They’re within the sports activities, music and film industries. Having gone by means of the profiles and achievements of the shortlisted celebrities, Ahmed Musa met the factors.”
Highlighting the factors employed amongst others, Mr. Abubakar stated, “His love for Allah and keenness for Islam, which he all the time showcases to the world whereas on the pitch, doing what he is aware of do finest. He’s among the many few Muslim footballers on the planet who have fun their targets by performing sujood al-shukr, the Islamic act of prostration of gratitude.
“His philanthropic works to humanity no matter their non secular or ethnic persuasions, are too many to say. Being type and beneficiant to the poor is a superb service enjoined by Allah.
“We’re conscious that he constructed a multi-million naira sports activities and health centre in Kano and an analogous one in Kaduna, to coach extra youths in numerous sporting actions. In his efforts to provide again to the society, this Muslim Ambassador additionally unveiled plans to construct a multi-million naira faculty in Jos. We’re pleased with these feats,” he added.
Mr. Abubakar who initiated the award in 2018 to have fun Muslim achievers in several professions additionally acknowledged Ahmed Musa’s quest for selling love and peaceable coexistence amongst members of different religions, tribes.
“Nevertheless, as human beings, nobody is infallible. Therefore, this award ought to function a motivation for him. We hope he might be extra aware of his Deen (faith) and spur him to do extra for Islam, Muslims and humanity at massive,” he added.
The 28-old ahead is arguably some of the profitable Nigerian footballers. He turned the primary Nigerian to attain greater than as soon as in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice in opposition to Argentina within the 2014 FIFA World Cup.