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Ahmed Musa rejoins Nigeria's Kano Pillars on short-term deal

Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles colours

Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has completed a return to the Nigeria Professional Football League with Kano Pillars, the club has confirmed on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old had been reportedly set to join Sai Masu Gida  on a flexible short-term deal as he continues to seek greener pastures in Europe.

Musa is yet to play competitive club football since he left Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr in October 2020.

However, reports by ACL Sports hinted about a return to Kano could rejuvenate his career - a city where he spent three years before his first European sojourn in VVV -Venlo.

In a statement from the office of the chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Jambul and signed by the media officer, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, confirmed that Musa signed with the club until the end of the 2020/21 season.

According to Malikawa, the club have agreed to the deal after due consultations with the player and the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC) whom stand as a mediator to the deal.

Malikawa further confirmed that the club have received a letter from the LMC, approving Kano Pillars bid to sign Musa as an Elite player of the league to the end of the season.

"Kano Pillars FC family are happy to welcome back one of their own and have wished him Allah's guidance," Malikawa told the club website.

“Ahmad Musa is our own and Pillars FC will continue to support him anytime and anywhere he found himself.”

Amongst the contractual agreement reached and would be documented between Musa and Kano Pillars is ……, anytime the player got an offer, he would be released by the club.

Commenting on his move, the 28-year-old, who is a free agent since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October, had received offers from England, Russia and Turkey but explain his decision to join Pillars.

"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."

In 2016, former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo came close to joining Kano Pillars until the end of the season as a league ambassador but the move eventually hit the rock.

On completion of his documentations, Musa is expected to be unveil by His Excellency, the executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje before the commencement of the second stanza of the league.

The four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions are currently leading the log alongside Kwara Utd with 36 points each from 19 matches and the arrival of Musa could inspire their reclaim of domestic title.

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