Odion Ighalo is Nigerian highest paid footballer in 2018

by Jonathan Aderoju

October 11, 2018 | 11:38 am
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The Nigerian football industry in recent years keeps growing and getting better when it comes to players’ value.

Many top Nigerian players get paid quite high right now many Nigerian players are on the list of highest paid players in Africa.

According to the most recent ranking by infopedia, Odion Ighalo is now ranked as the current highest paid footballer in Nigeria. He earns N90 million as against N13 million he earned while at Watford. He plays as a striker for the national team and also for Changchun Yatai.

The second highest Midfielder, Mikel Obi is second earner on the list of highest paid Nigerian footballers in the Chinese league with a weekly salary of N66 million in his current club, Tianjin TEDA as against N33 million from his former club Chelsea.

Kelechi Iheanacho is the third highest paid Nigerian footballer; however he was formerly the leading as the top earner in Europe until Ighalo took over.

Although he is listed among the Nigerian professional footballers who play in the English premier league.

He earns weekly N31 million at Leicester City after a transfer from Manchester City as compared to his former earn at N 36 million this showed he dropped at about 15 percent.

Victor Moses who is often used as a wing back in Chelsea is the fourth highest paid Nigeria footballer. Victor Moses can operate as a winger and is also among Nigeria football stars to earn big salary in England. He earns N 31 million weekly as against N 22 million weekly prior to his contract renewal.

Also the Nigeria assistant skipper Ahmed Musa who became fans favourite when he scored two goals against Iceland in the world cup 2018 is the fifth highest paid Nigerian footballer. This made him the undisputed Nigerian football star of the world cup.

Ahmed Musa earned N28 million weekly as his salary at CSKA Moscow but has now moved to Saudia Arabia.


Jonathan Aderoju


by Jonathan Aderoju

October 11, 2018 | 11:38 am
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