Ayuba revealed to gongnews.com that he is picking back his career with an eye to star for a Nigerian clubside before thinking of going back to the European market in view of the differences between the Nigeria players who returned to the country over contractual differences with football agent, Oliseh.
The petite Gbagyi fast right winger said, “infact, if I get a club in the lower league where the pay is right I will opt for them. I want a club that will bring the better part of what I learnt playing in Denmark to impact on the younger players than a Premier League side where I may not impact anything to the players.”
One thing I learnt in playing for FC Midtjylland last season is your ability to be a leader in every circumstance you find yourself and I have sat down with my manager, Samad Eliakwu, the former Japser United central defender to discuss my decision which has gone down well with him.”
According to Ayuba, “I got offers from some big Premier League sides with fat pay but the question I asked myself is, what new thing can I give the club. Its not about playing football but my ability to help younger players know how to be hungry for success. So, candidly, it’s a club in the Nationwide League that will do for me.”
Asked if he has approached any such clubs, he said no, but Ayuba hinted, if I have my way, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC of Ilorin or Kogi United of Lokoja would have been my ideal club. This new week my agent will be reaching to the clubs and I hope to contribute my quota to helping the team gain promotion to the Premier League. That will make me happier than getting bigger pay and not a major feat in the club I decide to play for.”