NFF awards: Ahmed Musa named Nigerian best Player of the Year in Lagos

NFF awards: Ahmed Musa named Nigerian best Player of the Year in Lagos

- NFF awards: Ahmed Musa has been named as the best Nigerian Player

- The former CSKA Moscow striker was named at a ceremony in Lagos on Monday, April 1

- He picked the award beating Super Eagles teammates Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo

Ahmed Musa has been named as the Nigerian Player of the Year at the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) football awards staged at the Eko Hotels & Suites on Monday, April 1.

The 26-year-old striker beat Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua star Odion Ighalo to win the award.

Musa was one of Nigeria's stand out performers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with his stunning goals against Iceland in Super Eagles' second game in Russia.

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Although the Super Eagles crashed out of the championship at the first round, but his brace in their second game gave the fans something to cheer about.

Ahmed Musa also won goal of the year for his second goal against Iceland at the World Cup

Ighalo on his own side scored 21 goals for his former club Changchun Yatai, although was not enough to save them from relegation from the Chinese Super League before he left.

Alex Iwobi also played crucial role in Nigeria's return to African Cup of Nations championship this summer - having missed out of the last two editions.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles' striker Ahmed Musa gave himself a nice Valentine's gift after buying the new Mercedes Benz V class of 2019 zero worth N31 million.

Already, the former Kano Pillars' captain who currently plays in the Saudi Arabian League has many expensive cars, but he decided to add another one inside his garage.

Last year, Ahmed Musa joined Saudi club Al Nassr from Premier League side Leicester City and he is collecting big salary every week at the club.

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