The former Leicester City man will be rewarded after he reached a major milestone in Nigeria’s clash against Cape Verde on Tuesday
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the body would reward Ahmed Musa with a sum of ₦10m for reaching 100 caps for Nigeria.
Musa made his 100th appearance for Nigeria national team in the 2-1 win over Cape Verde on Tuesday. The 28-year-old led the three-time African champions to a 2-1 victory over the Blue Sharks in their second game in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Following the win at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo, Pinnick revealed Musa would receive ₦10m for reaching the major milestone, and it would be a new tradition from now on.
“The NFF will give Ahmed Musa N10 million for reaching the 100 caps. We will sustain this gesture and honour our players that hit 100 games henceforth,” Pinnick told the media.
Musa made his debut for Nigeria at the age of 17 in August 2010, coming on as a substitute in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar.
Since then, he has played in two Africa Cup of Nations, winning the 2013 edition. Musa has also played in two World Cups, and he’s Nigeria’s top scorer in the competition with four goals.
The 28-year-old is now the third player to reach 100 caps for Nigeria after Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama. At the age of 28, Musa is well on course to eclipse Enyeama’s record of 101 caps and become Nigeria’s most capped player of all time.