– Bashir Ahmad stated that Ahmed Musa’s move to Nigerian club Kano Pillars is a ‘smart move’
– The Super Eagles captain has officially joined his former club Pillars until the end of the season
– Musa has been out of club since leaving Saudi Arabian outfit Al Shabab last year
Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, has applauded Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa for joining Kano Pillars until the end of the season.
Nigeria Professional Football League club Pillars announced they have signed the former Leicester city forward on a short-term deal, with Bashir Ahmad describing it as ‘smart move’.
Musa will play with the Kano based team until the end of the 2020/2021 season where he scored 18 goals having had a stint there in 2009.
The Nigerian international has been without a club after leaving Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia last year’s October.
Reacting to Musa’s move, Bashir Ahmad via his twitter handle on Wednesday, welcomed the former CSKA and Leicester City forward back to the NPFL.
“Kano Pillars FC have agreed to sign its former player and Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, for the rest of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Smart move by the ‘Sai Masu Gida’. Welcome home Ahmed Musa718.”
Musa however disclosed that he moved to the local club instead of being idle in Europe.
Several clubs in England including West Brom are reportedly interested in the 29-year-old who remain Nigeria’s record scorer at the World Cup with four goals.
“It’s better than hanging and idling in Europe. There will always be a place for you at home.
“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.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian defender Leon Balogun has been rewarded with a one-year contract extension by Rangers until the summer of 2022.
The 32-year-old’s initial deal by the end of this season but his performances earned him another year at the Ibrox Stadium.
Balogun has made 28 appearances for The Gers so far this campaign playing as a right-back and a centre-back under Liverpool legend Steven Gerard.