Why This Former Nigerian Footballer Converted To Islam

A former Nigerian footballer and also a current coach, Emeka Ezeugo has converted to Islam.

nig_footballerTalking to newsmen on Monday, the 46 year old man who used to be a defender and midfielder said he was inspired by the life of Prophet Mohammed whom he thinks is the greatest among all messengers of God and he feels honoured to be one of his followers.

He said, “I am always a curious person and studied different religions when I found the life of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) very inspiring”.

He has now taken a new name, Mustafa Mohammed and plans to apply for a new passport with his new name once he returns to his home in Nigeria.

According to him, though all members of his family are Roman Catholics, they accepted his decision as he is old enough to decide what he wants.

Emeka went to a Muslim cleric last week along with Mohammedan manager Amirul Islam, his former team-mate Kaiser Hamid, Zaker party leader Amir Faisal and club official Abu Hasan Prince to convert to Islam.


  • Lukman says:

    I’m happy for him

  • Emir October says:

    May Allah shows him d truth and helps him to accept it help his fellow family members to see this truth and help them to follow it.

  • Ahmed Sikiru Ige says:


  • Musibau Bello says:

    May Allah make it easy for him

  • Garba Sanusi Paiko says:

    Allahu Akbar. I am very happy for Muslim umma.

  • shehu says:

    Allah Akbar

  • prince says:

    Allahu Akbar kabeera

  • Ibrahim S. Adam says:

    Allahu Akbar…May Allah show him the His righteous path of Islam the only one true Religion which sent to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

  • chigozie nduka says:

    may ALLAH Gave him the courage to convert others

  • Ibrahim charanchi says:

    Alhamdulillah, May Allah let his acceptence to be another way of getin his relatives to islam n muslim.

  • Isa Muhammad Esq says:


  • Abduljelil B. Sodiq says:

    He will now be facing many challenges both physical n spiritual. May d Almighty Allah in his infinite mercy b ur guide n make u stand firm against devilish attack n let ur family accept Islam 2ru u.

  • Abolore Modupe says:

    Alhamdulillah am so happy for Him may He never know sorrow as you know the right part Insha-Allah

  • Suraj says:

    Allahu Akbar



  • Adekola Abdulroshid. says:

    Alhamdulillah!May peace and mercy from Almighty Allah be upon him,Ameen.

  • Al Mustapha Onoruoiza says:

    Mansha’Allah, may SWT gives u the peace and Wisdom in Islam. Remember u re now stand a chance to win more SOULs

  • ASIA IBRAHIM says:


  • Surajo sani says:

    Masha Allah.

  • Ayo Akinola says:

    That is the Right Path for any being-Bowing to the Will of non but Allah.

  • Richard says:

    He is a confused man, no right thinking person chooses darkness over light. anyway, as an Igbo man he has his plans.

    • Marshal says:

      you dont tink before saying thngs..Am a pure and cute xtians bt that does nt mean u will spoil other religion to another. Every human being has his/her own decision an human being…Only what will need is pure heart nt religion… Even me am also muslim infact am both to cut the story short am a “freeman”..religion or no-religion it depends on heart.

  • jamiu says:

    @richard u’r crazy for dat comment u’r one off those ppl causing commotion in dis world…for Godsake which religionis darkness which one is light…well I dnt blame u…cos I no u dnt even practise any religion idiot…am happy. For u my playa

  • CVERIOUS says:


  • abba lawal says:

    Allahu Akbar, may Allah bless him in this dunya and hereafter. Ameen.

  • mustapha says:

    Welkom 2d only true religion. A vry big congrat 2u

  • Lukman says:

    Alhamdulillah for making know d right part.

  • jonsyon says:

    He is an IBO man. An average IBO man can do anything for money and fame. Soon you will see him reconvert. His family cannot go against him since they are also ibos he is their bread winner.

  • ABDULMU'MIN says:

    Allahu Akbar……Monsha Allah.

  • Yusuf Aliyu Ahmed says:

    Congratulations because is the only religion that GOD wil consider in the day of judgement

  • Oshin Taiwo says:

    Lucky Man

  • ay says:

    Islam to catholic or catholic to Islam .Everybody is free to decide and follow his or her mind.God knows our hearts and intentions and will judge us accordingly.God gives us freedom but will ask us how we use it.

  • Dr. Abubakar Katsina says:

    Alhamdulillah. I am so happy for you, for joining the right track. May Allah accept it from you and all of us (Muslims).It’s really a great development.
    @ Richard and Cverious, I want you to undestand that Islam isn’t darkness but christianity is rather. I don’t know which amongst your 3 gods is the real god, is it the father,the son or the holy spirit, or the mother herself? You guys are really confused. If it is Jesus (Isah Alaihissalam), I swear to God (Allah) the Almighty that I love him more than you do because He was a messenger of Allah and not god. He was sent by Allah with Injila (your so called bible) which you guys corrupted by a lot of insertions and modifications. Therefore, the man is just rescued by Allah. I say a big congratulations to you, Mustapha Muhammad. Until we see you in Naija……

  • Muhammad Mishal says:

    Masha Allah….happy 4 you. U choose d right track mah guy. May Allah continue to guide you, amen.

  • Abba-Waziri Ismail says:

    With reference to the Holy Qur’an’s chapter 100 Allah(SWT) said [email protected] ppl ll b reverting in masses to the truest Religion He want humans (sensible beings amongst) to submit their selves to & regards Him alone as a deity worthy of worship! My advice to Mustafa Muhammad is bcm a practising Muslim as ds ll mk ur faith speedometer rising exponentially b4 Allah as there are copious copies of Islamic literatures both online & in various Islamic book outlets @ ur reach! May the light(Islam) U inherited shines 4 others(who are scared to) & lead em unto d straight path! ..AMEEN!!!

  • @dos who d MAN make a wrong choice will everly live to regret their thought INSHA’ ALLAH. CONGRAT MAN.

  • demosat says:

    Alhamdulillah!May peace and
    mercy from Almighty Allah be
    upon him,Ameen.

  • laurat yahaya says:

    May the Almighty ALLAH shawa his blessing upon u ameen

  • Nurul ummah says:

    may almighty protected all harm from unbleivers and he leave long life in ISLAM
    now u are my brother*MUSTAPHA,MUSTAFA,‎مصطفي‎

  • GBENGA says:

    Sallam, u guys ar getting it wrong. Christanity believes in trinity, although some some christain didn’t. This is d beauty of Islam, Islam believe in one God ‘Allah’. Every muslim believes in all Allah’s prophet, we respect dem buh we never see dem as God almighty or gods. They are prophets not God. For Mustapha, I am happy for u, just be sincere with ur heart n serve ur GOD!. Pls see urself as a lucky one ‘cos Allah has put u back on the right part. As for ur friends dat wuld like to discourage u, don’t listen to dem cos dey ar not seing wot u ar seing.

  • chidi says:

    follow d money wil ur heart
    islam wit lip service

  • Abua TG says:

    The last day wil tel .

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