Ahmed Musa has rejected talks of salary as he joins his boyhood club, Kano Pillars. Musa will play for free till the end of season.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Nigeria Premier Football League chairman, Shehu Dikko disclosed this to ESPN.
The 28 years old, Ahmed Musa who has played for CSKA Moscow and Leicester City on Thursday 15 penned a deal with the four-time Nigerian champions under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company (LMC). This program was created to encourage top Nigerian internationals to play for local clubs.
While Shehu Dikko, Chairman of the LMC fielded questions from ESPN, he said the program works in two ways, the LMC can sign the player and assign him to a local club or the club can also sign the player directly. He added that in the case of Ahmed Musa, the LMC applied the first option.
“We spoke to him about coming back home to play, and as someone who is always ready to give back, he did not hesitate,” Dikko said.
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“Once the agreement was signed, the choice of which club to play for was up to him. A number of clubs wanted him. We put everything in front of him and he made the decision to go to Kano Pillars.”
“We didn’t speak much about it. Musa is someone who is more concerned about giving back to the club that made him and he is not coming here to do this for money. He is not getting paid for playing for Pillars. That is the kind of person he is,” Dikko said.
The Nigeria captain was unveiled by the club on Thursday, April 15, and could play his first game as early as April 28, when Pillars travel to face Warri Wolves.