Ahmed Musa has thanked his Al Nassr team-mates for their show of support after the death of the Nigeria international and former Leicester City forward’s mother.
Sarah Moses was reported to have passed away in a hospital in the capital Abuja last Thursday. Musa announced her death that day and had travelled to be with his family.
Ms Moses was believed to have single-handedly raised Musa and his four sisters when her husband died 21 years ago.
Musa, 26, joined the Saudi Arabian giants in the summer after two years at the King Power Stadium – having spent 2018 on loan at Russia’s CSKA Moscow.
Nassr players sent their condolences to Musa prior to their 4-0 thrashing of Ohod in their Saudi Professional League fixture on Monday.
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Dear Mum, where do I begin? You nurtured me, made sure I was with, while you were without. Your death has left me speechless but I know you have gone to a better place. I will do all I can to ALWAYS make you proud. My pillar, my strength, my support. GONE TOO SOON. We will miss you sweet mum. RIP 😭😭💔💔🙏🙏
They held a banner that read ‘Our condolences to Ahmed Musa’ before securing an emphatic victory at the King Fahd Stadium.
Musa has scored five goals in 14 outings this season for his new side.
He represented the Super Eagles at last summer’s World Cup in Russia. He became the first Nigerian to score in two World Cup competitions, after scoring both goals in the 2-0 win against Iceland in the group stage.
Four years earlier he became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in Brazil.
Compatriot and Bursaspor defender Abdullahi Shehu also sent a message of support to the Nigeria vice-captain.
The Nigeria Football Federation followed suit.