Ahmed Musa: Super Eagles of Nigeria Captain returns to Kano Pillars

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Ahmed Musa is the biggest thing in Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), the former Leicester City forward has returned to the league to play for Kano Pillars.

The 28-year-old left-winger has been without a club since he left Saudi-Arabian club, Al-Nassr on October 26, 2020. Since then, a couple of clubs in Europe and Asia have shown interest in him but he has decided to slow down in deciding on his next move.

Hence, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner decided to return to the Nigerian side, Kano Pillar where he became famous for being the then all-time highest goalscorer in the league. His fame at Kano Pillars took him out of the country in 2010. His first club in Europe was a Russian side, VVV-Venlo.

Afterward, CSKA Moscow signed him in 2012. His performance at the club attracted the attention of Premier League club, Leicester City in 2016. Unfortunately for Ahmed Musa, he could not establish himself at the club and had to return to CSKA Moscow on loan in 2018.

After it was announced that Musa has returned to Kano Pillars, he told ESPN that he decided to return to the league to improve the image of the league and to remain in shape while he decides on his next move.

The captain of the Nigerian football national team stressed that he wants “something that will be good” for his family, so he does not “want to rush”.

Musa is expected to play in the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations which is scheduled to kick-off on January 9, 2020, and end on February 6, 2022. Hence, he is expected to remain active in the game to keep his place in the Super Eagles.

“It is good for me to join Pillars because this is where I started from and it also helps to improve the profile of the league,” Ahmed Musa said.

“Playing for them will help me keep myself in shape before June, so I can take part in the qualifiers.”

Latest reports say the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, would unveil Ahmed Musa before the second phase of the league kicks off. Currently, Kano Pillars are topping the league table with 36 points alongside Kwara United.

The fans of the Nigerian side might see Ahmed Musa in action for the club on April 14 against Adamawa United, at 4 p.m. Nigerian time.

Since it was announced that Ahmed Musa has rejoined Kano Pillars after 11 years out of the league, he has been a subject of discussion among some football fans on Twitter.

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