Black Friday: 5 Nigerian footballers available at a bargain

Yakubu Aiyegbeni

It’s Black Friday, exactly one month to the celebration of Christmas.

As we all know, this day comes with a lot of goodies like making purchases with a 50 percent discount in numerous online and off-line shops.

And what if this unbelievable bonus is extended to the game of football where clubs can sign players with loads of discount?

Which Nigerian footballer will you suggest your club should sign?

We help your decide.

  1. Yakubu Aiyegbeni


He might be 34 but Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s quality has never been in doubt. The former Nigeria international is Africa’s second best export to the Premier League behind Didier Drogba with 96 goals in over a decade. Presently a free agent after leaving Turkish side, Kayserispor, Aiyegbeni will certainly jump at the opportunity to play top flight football and will not cost much.

  1. John Utaka

John Utaka

John Utaka has had somewhat a nomadic career across Europe and Africa and doesn’t look like quitting anytime soon. Also 34, the winger-cum-striker these days plies his trade in the Egyptian league same place he started his career. But the former Super Eagles star who made his mark in France for Montpellier and Rennes will definitely find it difficult to resist an opportunity to end his career in a top league.

  1. Isaac Promise


Remember the name? Yes, Isaac Promise, the young man that captained current Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi, at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2005 and Beijing Olympics three years later. However, the striker who just like his name showed much promise during the early years but has since gone into extinction. Now 28, the forward has spent his entire career in Asia and Turkey but could be an instant hit in any of Europe’s top clubs should your club consider signing him.

4 Chigozie Agbim

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And what if your team is in desperate need of a goalkeeper? Former Super Eagles B skipper, Chigozie Agbim, will definitely be the perfect signing. The 31-year-old was part of the Nigerian squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and was also made the trip to the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Agbim remains one of the most expensive signing in the history of the Nigerian league after joining Enugu Rangers from Warri Wolves for N8 million in 2013. But the goalie whose career has retarded ever since will fancy joining a top club even for free.

  1. Taye Taiwo


We can’t just forget those rocketing free-kicks, thunderbolt streamers and occasionally unpardonable blunders. All these have defined Taye Taiwo into who he is today. Highly successful in Marseille but failed at AC Milan and Queens Park Rangers, the 31-year-old seem to have revived his career at Finnish side, HJK Helsinki. The former Super Eagles defender finished the season as the best left-back in the league but opted to walk away from the club. This might be partly due to the fact that Taiwo could be eyeing a move to a bigger team and you might just suggest him to your coach on Black Friday.