Ahmed Musa, the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, has clarified why he returned to Kano Pillars in Nigeria.
Musa, 28, rejoined Kano Pillars on Tuesday, April 13 after reaching an agreement with the Northern club that includes a clause allowing him to leave if he finds a club in Europe.
Musa has been without a club since leaving Al Nassr in October, and he was close to joining Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in January, but the deal fell through due to financial difficulties.
His return to Kano Pillars, where he began his career and played from 2009 to 2012 before leaving for Europe, stunned Nigerians. Musa has now clarified why he made the decision.
“I aspire to embark on something that enhances the reputation of Nigerian football, and Kano Pillars holds a special place in my heart,” Musa told BBC Sport Africa.
“This is more than just football; it’s a really close relationship.”
Musa joined the Russian club CSKA Moscow after leaving Nigeria in 2012, and then went on to play for Leicester City.