Kaita ex­plains Eny­imba switch

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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.

Sani Kaita

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