Nigeria league is one of the league who pays very poorly. This is mainly because there is very poor patronage from the companies and industries in term of sponsorship unlike in the developed countries where sporting business is a big deal.
It is sad to note that the yearly sign up fees of even the highest paid Nigerian players is like the tithe of their European counterparts. This is why Nigeria league is never a dream of our intending footballers
Here is the list of the top 5 highest paid in Nigeria league.
1) Godwin Obaje (N1million)
Godwin Obaje is Ifeanyi Uba Fc player and he's the top scorer in the league . He is the highest paid footballer playing in Nigeria football league with yearly pay of 1 million naira per annum. The striker like many others has made several attempts to cross to Europe to play football but none of the trip has been fruitful.
2) Gambo Mohammed (N850,000)
Mohammed Gambo is a Kano Pillar player. He has featured in some of Nigeria Football team. The central forward player earns N850,000 per annum from his club.
3) Nonso Edo (N700,000)
Nonso Edo is one of the few footballers in Nigeria with University degree. He is one of the best defenders in the Nigeria football league. The Akwa United Defender earns N700,000 yearly as sign up fee.
4) Ikechukwu Ezenwa (N600,000)
Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the highest paid goal keeper in Nigeria football league. The Ifeanyi Uba Fc goalkeeper has a professional football career of over 10 years. He has featured in many super eagles matches. He is arguably one of the best goalkeepers in Nigeria Football league. He earns N600,000 annually.
5) Anthony Okpotu (N400,000)
Anthony is a Lobi Star top scorer and one of the highest goal scorer in Nigeria league. He has been nominated severally for player of the year award. He earns N400,000 yearly as sign up fee.
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