Musa hold on to his dream of playing in the Spanish La Liga despite unsuccessful trials with Velez CF

  • AFC Leopards midfielder Saad Musa keeps his dreams of trading his talent in the Spanish La Liga despite a though his football journey has not been smooth sailing.

 He is a crisp passer of the ball and is undoubtedly talented. His dream was almost coming through early this year when he tried out at Spanish fourth-tier side Velez CF, one of the feeder teams to former La Liga and second-tier side Malaga CF but he had to come back to rejoin AFC Leopards. 

“I would like to join any team in Europe but I prefer La Liga. I love the league and I think my style of play would make it easy for me to settle and enjoy football in Spain,” Musa revealed.

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“I had a wonderful experience at Velez and I hope things can work out later for me to join the team,” he added.

The attacking midfielder, Saad, also reveals his admiration for Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama. 

“I have always liked his discipline on and off the pitch and his achievements really inspire me. I want to get to the level he has. Former Gor Mahia midfielder Zablon Otieno and Ali Breik are legends that have also influenced my football journey,” he revealed. 


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Before Musa joined Nairobi City Stars for a season, he was lucky enough to join the Azam Football Academy in Tanzania straight from high school. He then moved to Thika United where his potential was realized and then joined AFC Leopards in 2018.

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The youngster Saad dreams of opening up a professional football academy in Kibra, where he grew up as a way of giving back to the community.

Despite all the hardship at the club, he is optimistic Ingwe will soon be a force to reckon with in African football.

“Football has impacted my life positively and I am just happy to be doing what I love despite the challenges. I don’t take it for granted,” he observed. 

“We have a set of very good young players and I am sure if we can stick together for another two seasons and have all that we need in terms of resources, then, we can easily win the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and play in Caf competitions regularly,” he concluded. 

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