Kaita explains Enyimba switch
Former Nigeria international midfielder, Sani Kaita shocked more than a few when he decided to join six-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enyimba.
The 27-year-old, who has played professionally in countries like the Netherlands, France, Russia, Ukraine and Greece, have now retraced his steps to the league where it all began.
Kaita began his professional football education at NPFL club, Kano Pillars in 2004 where he made 22 league appearances for Sai Masu Gida before he sealed a switch to Sparta Rotterdam in 2005.
Not many former Nigerian internationals return to the NPFL after spending time in Europe but Kaita has now joined the exclusive list.
“Many people have expressed surprise at this move but it was something I thought about very carefully,” the midfielder told supersport.com.
Kaita has barely played since 2012 when he joined Greek club, Olympiakos Nicosia. He made only two league appearances for the club and explained that was a factor in his decision to join the two-time African club champions.
“I decided to return to the Nigerian league because I have not played actively for a while.
“Once I decided to return, the choice was easy. It had to be Enyimba because they are the best club in Nigeria.
“Enyimba has in the past, done what no other club (in Nigeria) has done.
“As for my contract, I can only say, I don’t know how long I will be here,” he said.