So, many of you may have been wondering which players are the best in the Nigerian professional football league, or which are richest or highest paid.
Well, we have for you below an important list of the highest paid players which also happen to feature the best players in NPFL.
1. Godwin Obaje – ₦1,000,000
He is a player for the FC Ifeanyi Ubah FC. He is perceived by football fans and critics as the best scorer. Last season he was able to scored a lot of goals.
Obaje made several attempts to move abroad but failed but it did not deter him from dedicating himself to football. Earning the highest salary in the Nigerian league proves he has talent.
With each season, his contract should become more profitable.
From these figures, it is clear that players in the Nigerian leagues are doing very well for themselves. These are people who have worked hard and dedicated their life to the game.
They also serve as inspiration to other young people with a dream. Never give up. Anything is possible.
2. Gambo Mohammed – ₦850, 000
His career has also been thriving.
Muhammad Gambo, also known as Muhammed, is a footballer who plays for Kano Pillars F.C in the Nigeria Premier League and the Nigeria national team.
He is a strong and powerful centre forward.
3. Namso Edo – ₦700,000
Namso is a defender in Akwa United. And one of the best defenders in the country.
He is a graduate of the University of Uyo. His football career has been growing quite steadily so far and we look forward to seeing more of him.
4. Ikechukwu Ezenwa – ₦600,000
He is the member of Nigerian football league plays for Ifeanyi Ubah F.C.
The goalkeeper began to play football professionally in 2008, where he participated in the 2008 Olympic Games.
In 2015, he was invited to join the Nigeria Super Eagles. He also played in the Nations cup and World cup.
After showing his skills, he was accepted into the permanent squad. In 2016, he transferred to Ifeanyi Ubah. This footballer also continues to show impressive talent during the qualifying matches for FIFA 2018.
5. Anthony Okpotu – ₦400,000
As of 2018 he is one of the highest, paid npfl players. He plays for Lobi Stars FC with a reported salary of about N400,000 naira monthly.
As brilliant as Odey, Lobi Stars’ Anthony Okpotu took advantage of the MFM FC striker’s mid-season move to FC Zurich FC to snatch the golden boot.
Okpotu scored 19 goals to finish the season as the highest goalscorer and also helping Lobi Stars to a sixth-place finish in the NPFL.
At the League Bloggers Awards, the Lobi Stars player was voted Striker of the Season and Player of the Year.
6. Peter Eneji – ₦300,000
19 year old Peter the midst of a slew of talented players that won the title for Plateau United, Peter Eneji stood out.
Eneji was discovered by Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye while playing for an academy in Jos and in his first season in the NPFL, the youngster announced himself with a host of impressive and Man of the Match performance.
Playing from the left side of the Plateau United’s frontline, the winger created and scored goals with his mesmerising runs down the flanks.