Football is the most popular sport all over the world, and also in Nigeria. It is a kind of association sport played between two teams of eleven players each.
The game of football is also known also one of the biggest and richest sporting event in the world, and football players have been known to earn varying amounts of money, with some players earning quite a lot in recent years.
Due to popular demand by many of our esteemed guests here at 247amend, we have decided to bring you an update list of the top highest paid footballers in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), including how much they earn (in Naira) and the teams they play for.
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), formerly known as Nigerian Premier League (NPL) is the highest level of football league system in Nigeria. Managed by the League Management Company (LMC), the Nigerian Professional Football League has in years past shown to be one of the biggest leagues in Africa by not only producing teams that qualify and participate in the Champions League and Confederation Cup, but also, have birthed renowned footballers that ply their trade in the top level leagues in Europe, and many other parts of the world. This article covers the highest paid footballers that feature for Nigerian club teams alone, especially teams at the top level of football in Nigeria, which is the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
In 2013, the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and League Management Company reviewed the monthly wage of Nigerian Professional Football League players and pegged it at N150,000.
Although it is expected that the figure might have increased by now, we are only able to provide in the list below, some of the Top Highest Paid Footballers in Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Note: This list contains information obtained from different unofficial sources, and therefore, may not be completely accurate.
Peter Eneji is a young pacey winger who plays for in Plateau state for Plateau United. The 20-year-old is known for his remarkable speedy runs and ball delivery into the 18-yard box.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa’s name should ring a bell in the ears of many Nigerian football lovers. The goalkeeping sensation featured for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and World Cup qualifiers, and was in the limelight for not particularly his goalkeeping skills, but for his clumsy celebrations and his appearance on the pitch clutching the Catholic Holy Rosary beads.
The Ifeanyi Uba FC number 1 goalie takes home a monthly pay of N600,000 for his services to the Anambra-based football club.
Namso Edo plays for Akwa United as a defender. The University of Uyo graduate is well known for his hard-marking and Ariel performance for his team based in Akwa Ibom state. For his skills and services, the 6.8ft tall “rugged” player is rewarded with his “hard earned” pay of N700,000 every month.
Rabiu Ali is one of the best players in the Nigerian Professional Football League. He plays as a midfielder in Kano Pillars FC, and goes home every month with N800,000 in his bag.
Gambo Mohammed is a prolific footballer who plays in Kano for Kano Pillars FC. His best role is the position of a striker, although he can be used as a supporting forward and also on the flanks.
Godwin Obaje is a very popular name on the lips of Nigerian Professional Football League fans, and football lovers in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. The acclaimed best goal scorer in the league with 19 goals last season alone plays for Plateau United.
In 2015, AS Trencin football club in Slovakia (Europe) signed him from Wikki Tourists on a multiple year deal.
The man is the current highest paid footballer in the Nigerian Professional Football League, taking home the total Sum of N1,000,000 monthly.
In summary, it is easy to deduce that, considering the amount of money these players earn monthly, it is obvious that they are pure talents doing well for their club teams which is why the club’s boards and owners see no problems in paying them such amounts of money for their services.
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