Ahmed Musa has finally landed a contract and will be playing for title challenging Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on a short-term deal.

The Super Eagles captain has sensationally returned to Kano Pillars FC for his second stint with the club.

He will play the remainder of the NPFL season with the team as it strives to win the league title, currently sitting in second place.

Musa previously played for the Pride of Kano in 2009 where he ended the season as the league’s top scorer with 18 goals before moving to VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands.

The Nigerian captain’s clause allows him to leave the club if he is able to find a team in Europe to play for. Musa is keen to be match fit and ready to play for the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifiers that start in June.

The 28-year-old, who is a free agent since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October 2020, had received offers from England, Russia and Turkey, which he turned down.

The initial idea was proposed by the governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Shehu Dikko, chairman of the League Management Company (LMC).

“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,” said Musa as he considered the deal.

“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.”

The former Leicester City striker is approaching 100 caps for his country, with his first cap coming back in 2010 when he was just 17 years old.

In a statement from the office of the chairman of the Kano Pillars, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Jambul and signed by the media officer, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa and made available to www.kano-pillars.com on Tuesday 13th April 2021, revealed that the Sai Masu Gida have agreed to sign Musa until the end of the 2020/21 season.

According to Malikawa, the club have agreed to the deal after due consultations with Musa and the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC).

Malikawa further stated that the club received a letter from the LMC that was signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Malam Salihu Abubakar, that Kano Pillars will sign Ahmed Musa as an Elite player of the league to the end of the season.

Kano Pillars FC family were happy to welcome back one of their own and wished him Allah’s guidance.

“Ahmad Musa is our own and Pillars FC will continue to support him anytime and anywhere he found himself,” Malikawa said.

The four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions are currently equal on points alongside Kwara Utd with 36 points each from 19 matches.