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Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa Clarifies Cultural Gesture Controversy, Calls for Focus on Important Issues

Boom RadioNG | April 3, 2024

Nigerian football icon and Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has addressed the recent social media uproar surrounding a cultural gesture captured in a moment nearly a month ago.

In a statement shared on his social media platforms, Musa expressed his disappointment at the unnecessary attention garnered by what he describes as a simple act of cultural respect. He clarified that in Northern culture, gestures like kneeling and shaking hands signify the highest form of respect, and his intention was to honor the Deputy Governor in this manner.

However, when greeting the Governor, Musa chose to bow instead of shaking hands, in adherence to tradition deeply rooted in Northern culture.

Amidst pressing national issues such as economic hardships, security challenges, and religious tensions, Musa lamented the diversion of attention towards this seemingly insignificant moment. He criticized national media outlets for amplifying the controversy, urging a refocus on issues that truly matter.

Musa expressed disappointment at comments questioning his respectfulness, especially from those who do not know him personally. He called for collective efforts to address the real challenges facing society, emphasizing the importance of unity and collaboration in building a better future for all.

Ahmed Musa (OON) during a courtesy visit to HE Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State
photo credit: Ahmed Musa/Romantic photos

In conclusion, Musa urged everyone to redirect their energy towards finding solutions to societal problems and fostering unity, while emphasizing the need to focus on what truly matters.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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