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Henry Makinwa, a veteran Nigerian coach, has encouraged former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel to take a move to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Mikel signed a short-term contract with Stoke City in the Championship last year.
His contract with the English side, though, expires at the end of this season.
While Stoke boss Michael O’Neill would want the midfielder to stay at the Bet365 Stadium for another season, Makinwa believes he can learn a thing or two from Ahmed Musa.
“That would be highly welcomed if he can consider that option.
“I once wrote about this many years back but that could not stand then. If he does that, we will welcome him back home.
“It would be a massive win for the NPFL and the local fans. I made the same appeal to our qualified Nigerian coaches abroad like Finidi George, Emmanuel Amuneke, Haruna Doda and so on to come home so that we can build the country’s football together,” Makinwa told Goal.