The Nigerian premier league is one of the best leagues in the African continent in terms of the quality of football and the players currently playing in it. As it is with other leagues of the world, to have a player who is capable of winning trophies for your team, you must be ready to top wages to keep them in your team. In this article, you will know the 10 best paid players plying in the Nigerian league, the teams they played for, and how much they earn per month. Check out list of top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria..
10 Best Paid Footballers In Nigerian Premier League
Below are the 10 best paid footballers in the Nigerian premier league;
1. Ahmed Musa
Having played for Kano Pillars before joining VVV Venlo in the Dutch league, Musa recently returned to his boyhood club and put pen to paper on a short term contract. For his status however, it is believed that Musa earns way more than any other footballer currently playing in the NPFL. Ahmed Musa is believed to have a net worth of N6.5 billion.
2. Theophilus Afelokai
In the wake of his signing for Rivers United, Theophilus Afelokai became the highest footballer in the NPFL with N1.2 million salary every month. He is 32-years and has won the league with Kano Pillars and Enyimba, respectively.
3. Godwin Obaje
With a monthly take-home of N1 million, Obaje is one of the top earners of the NPFL. With his exciting skills, the FC Ifeanyi Ubah is a striker that is worth every penny spent on him by the billionaire club.
4. Ifeanyi Anaemena
Bought from Enyimba International, the experienced centre back ends N900, 000 monthly at Rivers United. He spent six seasons at Enyimba, winning two NPFL titles, one of which he lifted as the team’s captain.
5. Gambo Mohammed
Gambo Mohammed is a Nigerian International who plays for Kano Pillars Fc. Being the big player that he is, Mohammed earns a bumper N850, 000 monthly, playing as a centre forward for his Kano based team.
6. Tosin Omoyele
Omoyele is a top player for Enyimba International. With his monthly salary of N700, 000, Tosin Omoyele right earns his spot on the list of the highest paid NPFL footballers and the richest players in the league.
7. Austin Oladapo
Enyimba is one of the top teams in the NPFL and, as such, it is no surprising to see their players dominate the list of the highest paid players in the league. Austin Oladapo is another big fish in the net of Enyimba, earning a whopping N700, 000 every month.
8. Namsdo Edo
Arguably the best defender in the entire league, Namsdo Edo is a known figure in the Nigerian league as a player for Akwa United. The dependable defender earns N700, 000 monthly.
9. Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Ikechukwu Ezenwa needs no introduction to many Nigerians, having been with the Nigerian Super Eagles on many occasions. The Fc Ifeanyi Ubah goal keeper has been playing professional football for almost ten years. Ezenwa earns N600, 000 monthly, making him one of the top earners in the NPFL.
10. Anthony Okpotu
Anthony Okpotu plays for Lobi Stars Fc of Makurdi in the Nigerian Premier Football league. As a top member of the team, Okpotu is handsomely paid N400, 000 a month.
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