By Adebayo Williams
Super Eagles Ahmed Musa has revealed that he is building a sport centre at Hotoro, Kano State, to give back to the poor in the area. Musa, who signed for Premier League champions Leicester City in the summer, told theGuardian.com that the community had been nice to him and he thought the centre would help to develop raw talents. He also reacted a picture taken of him in a Manchester United kit saying he had been training in his house when the shot was taken. The 23-year-old said he had been handing out food to the poor after his training when he was pictured wearing an Ander Herrera jersey.
“The people back home have been so nice to me, so I want to give something back to them,” he says.
“When I go back home in the future I can train with the children and feel very happy.”
Musa also said he had grown as an Arsenal fan because he was constantly following Nwankwo Kanu’s progress with the club. He, however, said he keeps contact with the former Eagles captain and he had helped him kake the decision in moving to England.
“Kanu is like a role model for me,” he says. “I got to know him when I started playing in the national team. He’s like a hero in Nigeria. We always have contact with each other and I spoke to him before I came to Leicester. I was in Russia and he called me, because he always advises me what to do. He told me that I would enjoy it in the Premier League and England, that it was a nice place.”
The former CSKA Moscow forward had two starts and four substitute appearances for the Foxes this season.