The Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has revealed that Kano Pillars is responsible for his development as a football player.
He further stated that he returned to the Nigeria Professional Football League in order to help improve the image of the country’s football globally.
The 28-year-old teamed up with his former club Kano Pillars on Tuesday after reaching an agreement with the side, which includes a clause that allows him to leave when he finds a club in Europe.
Ahmed Musa has been without a club since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October and in January he was close to joining Premier League club West Bromwich Albion but a deal failed to materialize.
The forward then made a surprise return to the NPFL side, where he had starred between 2009 and 2012, before leaving for Europe and has revealed his reason for the move.
“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,” Musa told BBC Sport Africa.
“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.”
After leaving Nigeria in 2012, Musa teamed up with Russian side CSKA Moscow and then went on to play for Leicester City.
The winger also clinched the Saudi Professional League trophy and Saudi Super Cup diadem among other individual accolades.
The attacker recently helped the Super Eagles qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled for Cameroon.
Musa is Nigeria’s third most capped player with 96 appearances for the West African side, behind Vincent Enyeama  and Joseph Yobo .