Former Nigerian international midfielder, Sani Kaita shocked fans world over when he decided to join six-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enyimba. Read reasons for his comeback in an interview with Supersports .
“Many people have expressed surprise at this move but it was something I thought about very carefully,” the midfielder said.
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.
He added that he has plans to return to Europe “if the right offer comes along.”
“To be honest, I still have plans to return to Europe but only if the right offer comes along.
“But for now, I want to help the team and the players. Teach them and help them grow because I have learnt a lot in my career,” he said.
Kaita earned 24 caps for Nigeria at senior level between 2005 and 2010.
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.