‘Ahmed Musa to play for free at Kano Pillars’ – Shehu Dikko
Nigeria Premier Football League chairman, Shehu Dikko, has revealed that Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, agreed to play for free after joining his old club, Kano Pillars.
The former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow winger, 28, signed for the four-time Nigerian champions on Thursday April 15, under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company (LMC), which encourages top Nigerian internationals to play for local clubs.
Explaining the terms of the deal, Shehu Dikko, Chairman of the LMC, told ESPN that the program works in two ways. A club can identify and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and assign them to a club of their choice.
According to Shehu, the LMC activated the second option for Musa.
“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.
“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.”
The LMC Chairman also disclosed that Musa dismissed any talk of remuneration and decided to play for free.