VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Ahmed Musa of Nigeria celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Super Eagles’ forward, Ahmed Musa has been named the Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Future Awards Africa, reports.
The awards is aimed at celebrating young, diverse and innovative young Africans between the ages of 18 and 31, who are making a difference through social good, social enterprise, and creativity.
Musa beat Eagles’ teammate Wilfred Ndidi, national hurdler Oluwatobiloba Amusan, basketballer Evelyn Akahtor and taekwondo fighter Thursdaline Peter to the converted prize.
The award further adds to the honours of Musa who was also voted sportsman of the year at the 2018 Nigerian Sports Awards and also led the Eagles to AFCON qualification with a game to spare, standing in for Mikel Obi as captain.
In 2018 Musa also became the first Nigerian to score four goals at the FIFA World Cup when he netted twice against Iceland in Russia to add to the two he scored in Brazil 4 years ago.
Other winners on the night were singer Simisola popularly known as Simi, actress Zainab Balogun, and comedian Mark Angel.