VIDEO: Super Eagles captain refusing to shake Kano State governor spark reactions


The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, and Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, exchanging greetings at a meeting has stirred reactions after a video of the encounter went viral.

The footballer recently had a meeting with the governor and a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

In the viral video, Ahmed responded when the former governor extended his hand for a handshake, but he did not shake hands with Governor Musa, who had his hand out for a few minutes.

While some social media users interpret Musa’s actions as a sign of respect for the governor, others view it as disrespectful.

Reactions trail Ahmed Musa’s actions 

Here are some of the reactions that trailed the video of Ahmed Musa and Gov Abba Yusuf:

@Ola_0498: “Na sign of respect.”

@Nwaadaz: “That’s to show respect to the governor and I have seen a video of the governor doing same to one king from the North.”

@Yomi0930: “He is fasting , he sees the governor as a woman.”

@iamportablee: “That’s respect in Hausa culture, we don’t shake elders.”

@baale_x: “I would have completed the handshake while still in reverence.”

@AbbakarDex: “In Hausa cultural etiquette it is deemed a sign of the highest respect to be down and then refuse the elder’s handshake.”

@Biggbramo: “We don’t handshake our elders in the north. It’s a sign of respect.”

@trishreke: “How is it respect when d man is extending his hand out like a fish out of water and u Continue to bow…as if the hand is not extended. I don’t think it’s respect, infact it’s disrespect.”

@him_who_live_for_the_bag_only: “He knows nothing about respect a elderly man’s hand shake should never go back empty when it’s pointed at u.”