From getting signed into top foreign football clubs, to getting endorsement deals from top brands, footballers have grown to have one of the most profitable careers.
But despite being among the richest men in Nigeria and raking in million of dollars from their football career, a number of Nigerian footballers are not resting on their oars. They are investing in businesses and getting ready for life after football.
Here’s a peek into the side businesses of 5 Nigerian footballers.
- Obafemi Martins
Obafemi Martins plays for Nigeria’s national team, and as a forward for Chinese Club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, where he currently earns £100,000 per week. Alongside his earning, he deals in car importation and invests heavily in real estate, with properties across Lagos, Nigeria and Italy. In 2015, he launched his own clothing line, Oba Gear.