Yakubu Aiyegbeni beats Mikel to become richest Nigerian footballer – See how much he earns


Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Kalu Uche have emerged as the highest paid Nigerian football players in the recently compiled report of Nigerian footballers’ earners list.
The new report, according to SuperSport, has it that the former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Reading FC of England striker, Kalu Uche who were formerly players in the oil rich Quatari club Al Rayyan earn over $2.5 million each year.
Next in the list comes the Chelsea FC midfielder Mikel Obi and Sounder Seattle striker, Obafemi Martins who are earning $2 million per year.
Emmanuel Emenike, the Fenerbahce striker is the fifth on the list considering his contract terms of ‘tax free’ at the Turkish club.
Brown Ideye who is the West Bromich Albion of England striker, who also recently signed a three-year contract with the English Premier League club is the sixth on the list.
But there is no Nigerian player that made it to the yearly rich list , which other African players like Samuel Eto’o and Yaya Toure were included.


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