Ahmed Musa insists on Ramadan fasting
2 August 2011
Flying Eagles top star Ahmed Musa will observe the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began Monday, at the U20 World Cup in Colombia.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are expected to go without food and water for most of the day.
And despite the huge demands on physical fitness at Colombia 2011, the VVV Venlo ace has said he will also fast as ordained by Prophet Mohamed.
Musa stood out as the Flying Eagles scaled over Guatemala 5-0 in Armenia, he scored a goal and made an assist.
Coach John Obuh, who has worked mostly in the Muslim north, said it is a personal decision of the players if they want to fast during the competition.
While another team official assured that the fasting would not be any adverse effect on physical condition of the players, but rather they will get special favour from Allah for making this sacrifice.
“There some Christians in the team, like Philemon Daniel and Dami Paul, who also fast even on match days and this has not affected them,” said the official.