After his heroics last night in Volgograd, Ahmed Musa, better known as ‘Myca’ here in Russia, is now the most popular Nigerian around so much so that some are even calling on him to stand in the country’s Presidential elections next year.
Before the World Cup, this former Kano Pillars star doled out cash and food stuff to poor women and children in the spirit of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
He has various businesses in Abuja, Jos and Kano to give back to the society including a petrol station aptly named ‘Myca’.
He has now also delivered on the pitch to send an entire country into wild celebrations.
Coach Gernot Rohr has already gushed about the Super Eagles Russian connection – skipper Mikel Obi is married to a Russian lady, defender Bryan Idowu was born in Russia and plays his football here and Ahmed Musa is Nigeria’s most popular player in Russia after many successful years with local club CSKA.
And Ahmed Musa chose the right time and place to show he is back on the form that made him such a great player courtesy of two well-taken strikes against Iceland and get Nigeria’s World Cup campaign back on a sound footing.
He said the Volgograd Arena has been a lucky hunting ground for him as he has often scored for CSKA there.
He also credited the Russian army club for helping him rediscover his form and confidence this past season after a torrid time at Premier League club Leicester City.
“They got me back (to form) to make it to this World Cup,” he acknowledged.
He also scored a brace at Brazil 2014 and he said he hopes the great Lionel Messi leads out Argentina on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg because he has always scored when he has played against the Barcelona super star.
The 25-year-old fast winger was thrice Russian champion with CSKA and on his latest return on loan from Leicester City he netted six goals in 10 league appearances.
The army club will feature in the UEFA Champions League next season, but ‘Myca’ has returned to his parent club Leicester City amid speculations about his future.
Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbache are locked in a battle for his signature and the player himself has said he hopes in two weeks to sort out his future.
But a recent tweet has his little daughter all decked up in a Gala jersey.
Could that suggest where this jet-heeled wonder will soon head to?