Insta-Star! Ahmed Musa gets massive Instagram surge after Iceland heroics

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Thanks to his brace on Friday evening, the Super Eagles’ star is close to hitting the 500k followers mark on social media

Ahmed Musa has won more admirers thanks to his daring act at the 2018 Fifa World Cup going on in Russia.

His second-half goals against debutants Iceland at Volgograd Arena helped the Super Eagles record their first win in the competition - a result that boosted Gernot Rohr’s men chances of reaching the knockout phase.

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Before his man of the Man of the Match performance, the Leicester City man had 170k followers on Instagram – and at the time of writing, he boasts of 326k hangers-on, meaning his feat earned him 156k new admirers.

The 25-year-old - who has made 164 posts on the social network platform is now the fifth most followed Super Eagle in Russia behind  Alex Iwobi (957k followers), John Obi Mikel (717k followers), Victor Moses (483k followers) and Kelechi Iheanacho (459k followers).

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