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The highest paid player in nigeria 2018 – Updated List

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 Here is a list of the highest paid nigerian footballer in the world 2018 starting from least of the top eight to highest earner among them.

No 8. Alex Iwobi –  N11.7m (£30,000) weekly


Alex Iwobi – N11.7m (£30,000) weekly

Alex Iwobi the young talented star and nephew to former super eagles captain Austin JayJay  Okocha goes home with 30 thousand pounds a week playing for London based club Arsenal in the premier league.


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No 7. Emmanuel Emenike –  N17.7m, (£45,000) (weekly)

Emmanuel Emenike – N17.7m, (£45,000) (weekly

The Fenerbache striker, who by the way lives a very social and flamboyant life away from football, comes in seventh on the list as his 45,000 pounds a week deal still has a year to run.



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No 6. Victor Moses – N19.7m (£50,000) weekly

Victor Moses - Chelsea FC (£50,000)
Victor Moses – Chelsea FC (£50,000)

Former Crystal Palace and Wigan man Victor Moses currently earns £50,000 a week at Chelsea and things are looking good for his Chelsea career under current manager  Antonio Conte.[/nextpage]

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No 5. Ahmed Musa – N23.6M (£60,000) weeklyAhmed Musa – N23.6M (£60,000) weekly


Ahmed Musa recently made a big move to the premiership by joining the 2015/2016 EPL Champions Leicester City. Though his form with Leicester City has not been up to scratch, he still takes home  60 thousand pounds a week.[/nextpage]

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No 4.  Kelechi Iheanacho – N33.4 (£85,000) weekly

Kelechi Iheanacho – N33.4 (£85,000) weekly

Former under 17 world cup winner Kelechi Iheanacho is now the fourth highest paid Nigeria footballer after signing a new contract extension last season. He pockets over hundred thousand dollar weekly. [/nextpage]

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No 3. Obafemi Martins – N39.3(£100,000) weekly

Obafemi Martins – N39.3(£100,000) weekly

Obagol moved to Chinese super league side – Shanghai Shenhua. His income doubled from what he was earning at the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. This makes him third highest earning Nigerian player. He collects 100 thousand pounds weekly.[/nextpage]

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No 2. John Obi Mikel -N55m(£140,000) weekly


29-year-old Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel’s move to Chinese outfit Tianjin TEDA saw the Nigerian midfielder pocketing one hundred and forty thousand pounds a week. This makes him the second highest-earning Nigerian player on the list. [/nextpage]

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No 1. Odion Ighalo ­­- N74.7m (£190,000) weekly

Odion Ighalo ­­- N74.7m (£190,000) weekly

Former Granada and Watford frontman Odion Ighalo moved to Chinese super league club Changchun Yatai on deadline day transfer. which saw him move to number one spot on the list. He collects one hundred and ninety thousand pounds a weekly.[/nextpage]

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