Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers in Nigerian Premier League (2024)

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 12:29 am

The Nigerian Professional Football League has a good number of indigenous players who have been earning a fortune from the sporting industry. There are lots of notable names in the league, and prominent among them is former Leicester forward, Ahmed Musa. The winger joined the Nigerian giant, Kano Pillars on a short-term deal. This move makes him the most highest paid footballer in the NPFL from the country. In this article, we will take a gander at the top ten highest paid Nigerian footballers that are playing in the NPFL, the country’s top flight competition this 2024.

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Here is the rundown of the top ten highest paid Nigerian footballers in the NPFL this 2024.


Ahmed Musa is currently the highest paid football player in the Nigerian Premier League. The player currently plays for Kano Pillars and his net worth is valued at ₦6.5 billion. Ahmed Musa has played for a good number of top football teams throughout his career. This was when he played for two of the richest countries in the world. The football star earned much at Russia and Saudi Arabia. Being at these clubs has put him in a top position as one of the most richest footballers in the country.

Looking at Ahmed Musa wealth, he owns many expensive properties, including a Range Rover Sport which cost $50,000; A Range Rover Velar worth $60,500; and a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon that is valued at $127,650. It is also believed that the NPFL winger owns a mansion in Nigeria worth N500 million. The footballer as well maintains a barbing saloon worth N500 million in Kano.


Theophilus Afelokhai is Nigerian Professional Football League most paid player in the wake of getting paperwork done for Rivers United where he procures ₦1.2 million monthly. The 32-year-old footballer won the NPFL with Kano Pillars and Enyimba and this has motivated his signing to the southern club. Afelokhai’s experience will be enough as Rivers United look to win the league.


Godwin Obaje is one of best paid players in the Nigerian Professional Football league. With a monthly salary of ₦1 million, the forward is one of the most skillful soccer players that is in the league.

Obaje plays the part of a striker for Ifeanyi Ubah FC and he’s one of the top scorers in the team. It was likewise detailed that the player had tried to move to clubs abroad. Nonetheless, his endeavors had been effortless. This restriction has driven him to get comfortable with the Nigerian football league at the moment.


Ifeanyi Anaemena is a former player for Enyimba FC. The centre back was bought by Rivers United a year ago having gone through six years at Enyimba where he won two NPFL titles, the remainder of which he lifted as the captain of the Aba Elephants. With a current salary of $2,361 which is ₦900,000 when converted to Naira, Ifeanyi is one of the highest paid Nigerian football player in the league.


Mohammed is a well-known player whose name has been heard for a long time now. The gifted footballer plays for Kano Pillars FC in the Nigerian Football League and the Nigerian National Football Team.

Playing for these two groups ought to reflect in his profit somehow. Mohammed is as now earning much as salary on a monthly basis. He procures ₦850,000 as salary while playing as a Center Forward for Kano Pillars.


He is another top soccer player who plays in the Nigerian Professional Football League for top flight team, Enyimba. Tosin Omoyele is one of the highest paid players in the competition. With his salary being in the figures of $1,837 and ₦700,000 when converted to Naira, the footballer has made enough to earn this spot as one of the richest in the Nigerian league.


Austin Oladapo is another Enyimba player following in the list. With a salary of $1,837 equaling ₦700,000, the footballer is rated as one of the most paid players in the league. Oladapo has accrued enough of wealth to himself in the course of his football career. This has been reflected in his current status as one of the richest footballer playing in the country’s top league.


Namso Edo plays for his state team Akwa United. This is a notable name in the Nigerian Professional Football League. He is outstandingly perhaps the best defender in the country’s most competitive league with a marvelous exhibition for his club Akwa United. Namso is likewise one of only a handful few footballers in the class to have moved on from the college.

Edo is a very dependable defender and should have enough earning to reflect this worth. The salary income which Namso Edo gets in each month end is the amount of ₦700,000. This has made him one of the richest football player in the NPFL.


Ezenwa is a top-notch goalie who plays for Ifeanyi Ubah FC.  He is also the only goalkeeper on this rundown of the most richest Nigerian Footballers in the Nigerian Professional Football league. The goalkeeper has an expert football profession which ranges more than 10 years. He additionally plays for the Super Eagles of Nigeria yet plays significantly for his club.

Ezenwa earns an amount of ₦600,000 month to month as salary. The goalkeeper is truly outstanding in the Nigerian Football League, and this makes it sensible for him to acquire an enormous amount of money because of his profoundly appraised abilities and skills.


Okpotu is one of the top players and most significant scorers in the Nigerian Football League. Okpotu plays for Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi in the Nigerian Professional Football league. There at the club, he gets a month to month pay of ₦400,000. He has been selected Striker of the Season and Player of the Year grant a few times because of his ability to find the net many times.


That’s the list of the top ten highest paid Nigerian football players in the Nigerian Professional Football League this 2024. This list rated the players based on their salary earnings and net worth. We believe you now know who earns most in the country’s top league.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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