8 Super Eagles Players Who Returned To Play In The Nigerian Top-Flight In The Last Two Decades

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Every player makes certain decision at any stage, including Ahmed Musa who completed a stunning return home earlier this year.

After 11 years in Europe and Saudi Arabia, the 28-year-old signed a shock short-term deal with Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League, although he has since taken his career back to Turkey.

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba returned home in 2020 when he joined Kwara United after a 13-year spell outside of the African continent.

The 37-year-old, who was once on the books of Enyimba enjoyed his time at Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv, Hapoel Ashkelon, Hapoel Iksal and Hapoel Afula.

Big defender Azubuike Egwuekwe turned up for Rivers United his time at KuPS, SuperSport United and Al-Nasr Benghazi.

Legendary Nigerian striker Rashidi Yekini returned home to play for Julius Berger in 2002. He also turned up for Gateway United Football Club.

In 2005, Daniel Amokachi surprisingly joined Nasarawa United as a coach/player. He featured for the team in the NPFL.

After defending the colours of Sparta Rotterdam, Monaco, Kuban Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moscow, Alania Vladikavkaz, Metalist Kharkiv, Iraklis, Tavriya Simferopol and Olympiakos Nicosia, Sani Kaita showed up at Enyimba for a brief spell. 

Super Eagles fans won't forget in a hurry how the midfielder cost us the 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Greece after picking up a needless red card.

A few more high-profile players, including Akpan Bassey and Mobi Oparaku, also returned home after years abroad.


 


 

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