Fourteen years old Musa is a maverick football talent from the city of Jos. He is caught up in the middle of abject poverty in his home and domestic abuse.
Just like every other young football prospect, he hopes that his exceptional talent would be discovered, and he could deliver his family from their suffering.
Meanwhile, a program introduced by the government to sponsor low-income communities creates conflict in the state, which leads to a full-blown riot, and Musa’s home isn’t spared in the chaos.
The Round Leather covers broad grounds from domestic abuse to rape, political corruption, and violence. Musa struggles through these, with football as his escape, until his motivation is terminated.