Musa also won Goal of the Year award for his second goal against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A mild controversy however stirred up when Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick on the occasion called Musa the Captain of the Super Eagles.
This instantly left dignitaries and football enthusiasts at the occasion to wonder if Musa is no longer a Vice-Captain of the Gernor Rohr led Eagles.
“…I want to say congratulations to my son, my captain; Ahmed Musa,” Pinnick said after he received the award on-behalf of Musa.
In the other categories, Samuel Chukwueze and Anam Imo won the Young Player award in the men’s and women’s categories. Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby won the women’s of the year while Rangers of Enugu coach, Gbenga Ogunbote beat Super Eagles head coach for the Coach of the Year.
Super Falcons captain, Onome Ebi beat Asisat oshoala and Francisca Ordega to win the Women’s Player of the Year.