- Ahmed Musa's mother says he is from Borno and not Jos as believed
- The 66-year-old says she raised her son and his four sisters alone
- The Super Eagles's striker is a Muslim but his mother is a christian
Ahmed Musa’s mother, Sarah Moses, has revealed her son is from Borno state as opposed to popular belief that he is from Jos, Plateau state.
The Edo state indigene reveals that she single-handedly raised Ahmed and her other four daughters when her husband passed on 20 years ago.
Musa’s mum, 66-years-old was speaking to Sporting Life at the unveiling of the N500 million sports fitness centre in the ancient city of Kano built by her son.
According to Sarah “he has been the bread winner of the family and even our extended family members. He is taking good care of all of us.”
She debunked rumours that he is from Jos, Plateau state when she said “he is actually from Maiduguri in Borno state. I am the second wife to the late father who died when Musa was seven years old."
She also revealed more on her husband who died 20 years ago, his religion and personality.
“I am a Christian from Edo state and the father Musa was a Muslim—this is why I am bearing Moses.
"The father was a kind and caring man; a very generous man who took care of all his wives before he died.
"I am happy today to see my last born being celebrated by the small and mighty. So, I thank God for him and I am fulfilled,” Sarah said.
Musa was part of the Super Eagles team that was defeated 2 - 0 by South Africa in a recent 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Meanwhile, you can see NAIJ.com's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;