Ahmed Musa: Pillars Unveil Super Eagles Captain

Kano Pillars have unveiled Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa after he rejoined the four-time Nigerian champions on Tuesday on a deal until the end of the season.

The former Leicester City ace was unveiled by Pillars chairman Surajo Shuaibu Jambul at the club’s offices on Thursday.

Musa who will wear the number 7 jersey at Pillars vowed to lead the Sai Masu Gida to the NPFL title on his return to the club.

“I left Pillars over ten years ago without winning the league then but now, by God’s grace, I will make a special record by leading the club to the Nigeria Professional Football League title,” Musa told the club’s website.

The move marks a return to the club where Musa first made his name as a player, scoring 18 goals en route the 2009-2010 NPFL Golden Boot in his only season with the Sai Masu Gida.

He’d previously played for Jos side JUTH FC and moved to Eredivisie side VVV Venlo following his lone season in Kano.

Further stints followed in Russia with CSKA Moscow and Leicester City before a stop in Saudi Arabia where he played for Al Nassr before departing by mutual consent last September.

Musa has been without a club since leaving Al Nassr and although he was called up and played the closing stages of the 3-0 win over Lesotho, his current clubless status has put his place in the national team under threat.

Joining Kano Pillars ensures he keeps his place in the Super Eagles and reunites him with an adoring fanbase.

Pillars are currently level with Kwara United on 36 points after 19 matches but stay second due to an inferior goals difference.

Sai Masu Gida fans will hope Musa can fulfil his promise to return the NPFL crown to Kano for the first time in seven years in his short time with the club.