KanyiDaily had earlier reported that Ahmed Musa is set to make a return to the Kano Pillars on a short-term deal after failing to find foreign football club.
The 28-year-old striker has been without a club after leaving Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia since October 2020, and was unable to tie up a deal in Europe during the last transfer window in January.
A statement from the club chairman, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Jambul on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, said that Kano Pillars that have agreed to signed Musa until the end of the 2020/21 football season.
“Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has sensationally returned to Kano Pillars FC for the reminder of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season (NPFL),” the statement read.
“Musa previously played for the Pride of Kano in 2009 where he ended the season as the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League with 18 goals before moving to VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands.”
According to Malikawa, the club have agreed to the deal after due consultations with the player and the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC) whom stand as a mediator to the deal.
Malikawa further stated that the club have received a letter from the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC) that was signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Malam Salihu Abubakar, that Pillars will sign Musa as an Elite player of the league to the end of the season.
“Ahmad Musa is our own and Pillars FC will continue to support him anytime and anywhere he found himself,” Malikawa said.
Amongst the contractual agreement reached and would be documented between Musa and Pillars, anytime Musa gets an offer, he would be released by the club.
Malikawa concluded that after completing all the necessary documentations, Musa would be unveil by His Excellency, the executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje before the commencement of the second stanza of the league.
Kano Pillars, a four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions, are currently leading the table alongside Kwara Utd with 36 points each from 19 matches.
KanyiDaily recalls that Ahmed Musa was featured in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tie against Lesotho in March despite his inactivity at club level.