Who is the Nigeria league highest paid footballer? Don’t have a clue eh? Well, Odds Town did the research so you’ll know who is the highest paid footballer in Nigeria League.
The Nigerian football is a very popular sport in our country. In fact, in the recent years it has grown and got even better when it comes to the players value. Top Nigerian footballers get paid big time and below is the list of highest paid players right now.
Top 5 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers 2019
1. Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo has an annual salary of around $10 million. Yup, thanks to his team Chinese club Changchun Yatai for offering him an estimated weekly wage of $260K+. His annual salary from his previous team, Watford FC was above £1.5M and Ighalo’s weekly wage in the said team was £30Kbut now at £190K.
2. Obi Mikel
Midfielder, Mikel Obi is the top 2 in Odds Town’s list of Highest Paid Footballer in Nigeria. He has a weekly salary of £100,000 at Middlesbrough, his current team. After his two year stint in China, Mikel joined Middlesbrough on a short-term deal this year.
3. Kelechi Iheanacho
Iheanacho used to be the highest paid player in Europe until Ighalo took over. He earns around £115,000 weekly at Leicester City after his transfer from Manchester City.
4. Obafemi Martins
Obafemi Martins is yet another top-tier player that has played for various teams in Europe and even in China. He has played as a striker for our national team and plays for Chinese football club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for around £100,000 weekly. Woah, that’s a lot!
5. Ahmed Musa
Musa has become popular when he scored two goals against Iceland in the World Cup a year ago. This moment catapulted him as one of the undisputed Nigerian football stars of the worldcup. He is now being paid £60,000 weekly as a forward and left winger for Al-Nassr and our national team.
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