Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) legend Victor Ezeji has hailed Ahmed Musa’s reunion with Kano Pillars, describing it as ‘a massive boost to the league’.
The Super Eagles captain, who has been without a club since quitting Saudi Arabia outfit Al Nasr in October, recently completed a short-term deal to rejoin his former side Pillars, 11 years after his last stint with the 4-time NPFL champions.
The move is expected to give the former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow winger regular football ahead of the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which will commence in June.
In an exclusive interview with www.busybuddiesng.com, Ezeji, who spent a record 20 trophy-laden seasons in the NPFL, stated that having Musa in the domestic league will also justify his inclusion in the Super Eagles.
“I think it’s a massive boost to the league, to the LMC and to Nigerians in general, because having Ahmed Musa comeback to play for an NPFL clubside, it tells us a lot,” the former Enyimba star said.
“The last time the Super Eagles list was out, everybody was shouting that ‘he wasn’t fit, he doesn’t have a club’. And now, he has a club, and nobody can say Ahmed Musa does not have a club, he’s playing for Kano Pillars of Nigeria.”
Ezeji also believes that having the 28-year-old Musa, who is Nigeria’s top scorer at the World Cup with 4 goals, in the NPFL will pave the way for more home-based players to break into Gernot Rohr’s side.
“Mr. Gernot Rohr will now have respect for Nigerian players because if his captain is playing in the NPFL, I see no reason why he won’t respect (NPFL) players, and that’s what we’ve been clamouring for,” the former Super Eagles striker said.
“He should look into the league and see how he can bring up more players that can play for the Super Eagles, the league has so much talents, and that’s what Musa has done today.”