The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has jumped in defense of Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa who was said to have been arrested in London on Thursday over issues bordering on domestic violence.

Musa was reportedly arrested in suspicion of beating his wife, but was later released without charge. The Nigerian international, signed by the Foxes for £16 million last summer, was quizzed by police for two hours on suspicion of common assault.

The Nigeria football boss took to Twitter in defence of the former CSKA Moscow forward saying: "Read about the reports regarding Ahmed Musa and I got in touch with the player. He categorically denies them.

"Ahmed Musa is a family man and a gentleman as well. He says he is fully focused on helping Nigeria qualify for Russia 2018.

"I'll stay in touch with Ahmed Musa and indeed, our Super Eagles players because they are not just footballers, but brothers and friends." said Pinnick on his official Twitter handle.