Thursday, August 19, 2010

Musa gets Shirt 23 at VVV-Venlo

Nigeria Premier League record holder, Ahmed Musa, has been handed the number 23 jersey by his new employer, VVV-Venlo, for the 2010/2011 Eredivie campaign. can reveal that Musa, 17, is listed in a 29-man team that has eight other strikers including former Enugu Rangers’ forward, Okechukwu Uchebo.
The former Kano Pillars’ man will also have another Nigerian for company in defender Alex Nkume.
The teenage striker told that he is looking forward to team up with the two Nigerians at his new club in Holland.
In spite of the presence of Nkume and Uchebo at VVV-Venlo, the former Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Football Club man acknowledges that he will have to double up to break into the first-team at the Dutch club.
“I am looking forward to joining my new team-mates and especially the Nigerians,” said Musa last week. “I know that the Nigerian players there will be happy to see me but I also know that I will need to work hard to be part of the starting team.”


  1. can someone put a picture of musa in vvv shirt here....

    in venlo no one has heard of a transfer of musa

  2. dfence, there are procedures in signing players. First, terms and transfers are agreed upon, followed by official unveiling of the player, which has not been done. On VVV-Venlo's official site, Ahmed Musa is listed and has no 23 to his name

  3. For me I think this is gud for the player, after he didn't have go on trials like we normally see it happen in recent. I believe he will do well at Venlo and move to better opportunities.

  4. @George, that's not true, Mus is not listed on the website of VVV-Venlo

  5. I'd be very happy if my anonymous friend picks a proper name to express his or herself before I answer.


    It looks like it is being held up because he's too young for an ITC. So no Venlo play til October. At least he will have some national team training time.

  7. @Anonymous the link posted by Embele in his comment from culled from by the Nigerian Tribune. That is just one reason for Ahmed Musa staying back in Nigeria till October. But Holland follows the EU laws which permits footballers above 18 from outside the Euro continent to get jobs, else it might be seen as slavery. VVV-Venlo did have Musa on its list until it removed it and now there's a blank space left for just one player there. Remember they wanted to sign another Nigerian in Rabiu Ibrahim but decided to stick to Musa since they were impressed with the video tape they saw. Anyway there is a developing report on Musa and you will read it here soon.