Saudi Arabia side, Al Nassr have commiserated with their Nigerian forward, Ahmed Musa on the unfortunate death of his mother, Sarah Moses, reports Completesports.com.
Musa announced her mum’s demise on his official Twitter handle on Thursday.
She died at a private hospital in Abuja on Thursday following an undisclosed illness.
The late Moses was survived by five children (Musa and his four sisters).
“ALNASSR president @SSuwailm expresses our deepest sympathy and condolences to @Ahmedmusa718 upon the passing of his mother,” reads a tweet on the club ‘s official twitter handle.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, also added that the generality of Nigerian Football fraternity was taken aback by the loss of the Super Eagles’ ace’s mum.
“This is a huge shock. It is always a thing of grief and pain to lose either of one’s parents, no matter how old they were before they passed on,” Pinnick was quoted on thenff.com.
“We share in Ahmed Musa’s sorrow at this period and we pray that God will enable him to muster the courage and give him the fortitude to bear the loss. We also pray for the repose of the soul of the departed”
“Ahmed Musa has always shown a high level of dedication and patriotism in all the matches he has played for Nigeria. Everyone is in sympathy with him at this period.”
Thenff.com learnt, that Musa was on his way to Jos, Plateau State on Thursday night to brief family members and commence preparations for his mother’s final rites of passage.
NFF President Pinnick added: “I have spoken to the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, who directed that I should ensure that the player was provided with adequate security at this period, especially his night movement to Jos.
“With the assistance of the Minister, I was able to get across to security operatives in Jos and they assured me of adequate security for Ahmed.”
Ahmed Musa remains Nigeria’s highest scorer at the FIFA World Cup, having scored four goals in each of the last two finals (2014 and 2018), and was also a member of the Super Eagles’ squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in 2013.
He had been the Super Eagles’ on-field captain since the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and led the team to earn qualification to this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals with a match to spare.
Musa’s international teammate, John Ogu has also sympathised with the former Leicester City star on the death of his mother.
“Stay strong bro @Ahmedmusa718 . Accept my sympathy 🙏🙏,” Ogu tweeted.
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