Nigeria: Ahmed Musa Close to Returning to NPFL for a Short Stint

13 April 2021

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa is close to signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a short stint in the Nigerian topflight league from where he left for Europe to make his mark in club football.

Musa who recently dumped the Saudi Arabian top league on mutual understanding with Al Nassr officials is being touted to return to Kano Pillars for a short spell.

All though non of the Sai Masu Gida club chiefs could be reached to confirmed the deal in the offing, a credible source in the League Management Company (LMC) who are the organizers of the NPFL confided in THISDAY that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was about to be signed for Musa to once again return to the league and help draw fans to the stadiums again.

"The story is true that Ahmed Musa is coming to play in our NPFL league. In a. couple of days from now, we are going to sign the MoU with him," a top level chief of the LMC confirmed last night

The 28-year-old, who is a free agent since leaving Saudi' s Al Nassr in October, had received offers from England, Russia and Turkey.

But as he mulls over his next European destination in the summer, the winger received a proposition from the governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Shehu Dikko, chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) for a short stint in Nigeria.

"After speaking with the governor and chairman of the LMC I am considering to play some games for Kano pillars," the former Leicester City player told BBC Sport Africa.

"Anything that improves the image of Nigerian football is something that I strive to embark on and Kano Pillars holds a special place in my heart.

"It's the team that helped me become the professional footballer I am today, so this is more than just football but a very strong bond."

A source close to the club told BBC Sport Africa that a deal to bring Musa in has already been finalised.

Musa, who has built two training and fitness facilities in Northern Nigeria to help grassroots football, scored 18 goals for Kano Pillars to finish as top scorer in the 2009/10 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

His desire to help promote the image of the domestic league on social mediais what the LMC, which runs the NPFL, is hoping to benefit from this season.

Musa made his 96th appearance for Nigeria in their 3-0 win over Lesotho in Lagos in the Super Eagles final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

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