Ekun Samuel, 20 November 2016
Despite not featuring in the top Leagues, not playing among the World's best clubs, and in the heat competitions. Obafemi Martins is currently not playing under pressure but pleasure, as he receives a heavy pay from his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Obafemi Martins is currently the highest earning Nigerian player as he features for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Obafemi Martins is currently earning twice as much as Super Eagles captain and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, with the Chelsea midfielder second in the list of highest earning Nigerian players. And to make matters worse, Mikel is currently out of sorts and surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge this season.
Leicester City big money buy Ahmed Musa is third on the list, while Mikel’s teammate Victor Moses is fourth with Fenerbache Emmanuel Emenike rounding up the top five.
1.Obafemi Martins £180,000
2.Mikel John Obi. £75,000
3.Ahmed Musa. £60,000
4.Victor Moses. £45,000
5.Emmanuel Emenike £40,000