Nigerian Super eagles captain Ahmed Musa dumped Kano Pillars and joined the Turkish Karagümrük.
He joins as an Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) elite player with the aim of boosting their image as well as helping Musa maintain his fitness as he continues his search for a European club.
“Anything that improves the image of Nigerian football is something that I strive to embark on and Kano Pillars holds a special place in my heart,” the former Leicester City player told BBC Sport Africa as he considered the deal.
“It’s the team that helped me become the professional footballer I am today, so this is more than just football but a very strong bond.”
Musa is keen to get in shape to play for the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifiers that start in June.