Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa is reportedly considering a move back home to rejoin Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), due to his inability to get another club abroad, megasportsarena.com gathered.
With the fleet-footed star remaining unattached since October, despite promising offers from CSKA Moscow of Russia and West Bromwich Albion of England, he has apparently taken the next likely option for him to stay active.
Feelers out of The City of Groundnut Pyramids have now indicated that the icon from Edo State, who grew up in Jos and got his breakthrough in Kano, is set to head back to the club that shot him to international limelight in 2010.
Details of the report revealed that Musa, who had his NPFL debut with JUTH FC of Jos before heading to Kano, is set to join Sai Masu Gida in a flexible short term deal that will run until the end of the ongoing season.
Musa is now said to be on the verge of sealing a deal with the back-to-back NPFL champions of 2013 and 2014, with the agreement expected to be completed before the second stanza of the 2020/2021 season commences later this month.
The report by aclsports.com added: “Musa, 28, has been without a club since October 2020, after severing ties with Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr and was unable to tie up a deal in Europe during the last transfer window in January.
“He is highly regarded in Kano after his exploits in the 2009/2010 Nigerian league season when he scored eighteen goals to finish as the league’s top scorer, leading Pillars to a second place finish.
“Musa left the club for Dutch side VVV Venlo in the summer of 2010 from where he commenced his sojourn in Europe which has taken him to clubs like CSKA Moscow in Russia and Leicester City in England.
“Kano Pillars are currently second on the NPFL table midway through the season only behind leaders Kwara United on goals difference and the Ibrahim Musa-Jugunu coached side will hope the much experienced star can lead them to a league winning season.
“A top source in the city of Kano who also has close ties to the player has now informed ACLSports that the former Leicester City forward is expected to complete a short term deal with the Pyramids city club.”
The source reportedly revealed: “Musa has practically agreed to the deal and what is left is just to iron out details of the deal. It is practically impossible to get a deal in Europe before May when Super Eagles will reconvene for the World Cup qualifiers and he really wants to keep himself in a competitive shape for that.”