Kano Pillars have confirmed the signing of their formal player Ahmed Musa on a short-term basis, with a clause to leave whenever and any other European club needs his services.
The Super Eagles captain, who was a free agent after leaving his Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr in October 2020 and stated the reason’s behind his decision.
The 28-year-old is keen to get match fitness that would enable him to play for the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifiers that start in June.
He has built two training and fitness facilities in the Northern part of Nigeria to help grassroots football development. Musa scored 18 goals for Kano Pillars to finish as top scorer in the 2009/10 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
He informed BBC Sport Africa in advance of the move “Anything that improves the image of Nigerian football is something that I strive to embark on and Kano Pillars holds a unique place in my heart,”
“It’s the team that helped me emerge as the professional footballer I am today, so this is more than simply football however a very strong bond.”
Ahmed Musa made his 96th appearance for the Nigeria national team in their 3-0 victory over Lesotho in Lagos in their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
LMC, which runs the NPFL, is hoping to benefit from his desire to help promote the image of the domestic league on social media.