Nigerian International, Usman Muhammed seem to have gotten back to his best form in the Israeli league as the former skipper of FC Taraba has become the main stay of his club, Hapoel Hadera Israel.
Recall that Usman was an integral part of the Super Eagles team under Manager Sunday Oliseh and at the same time was also part of Samson Siasia Under-23 team that went on to win bronze at the Rio Olympics.
Unfortunately, with the sacking of both coaches and the coming of Genot Rohr, the new management never deemed it necessary to extend invitation to the talented midfielder for no particular reason.
Recall that Usman had a brief stint with FC Barcelona in the Spanish LaLiga and was on the verge of securing a permanent contract but for some documentation challenges which frustrated the process.
Before moving to his current club in the Israeli league, Usman had played in some other European leagues particularly in Russia, Norway and others.
Currently, the Nigerian International seem to have found home in Israel as he has become the chief cornerstone of the club. He has totally reignited his form and has been scoring very vital goals. The Nigerian International has been making the headlines in the Israeli media.
His performance with Hapoel Hadera Israel seems to have attracted interest from several other top clubs in the country, but Usman says he is very much concentrated on helping his club finish well in the league.
On making it back to the Super Eagles, Usman maintained that in as much as he desires to be re-invited to the team, he will not allow that to distract him from the task of helping his team finish well on the log.
“Really, who would not want to play for his National team? But that is up to the managers of the National team to decide. My job is to play well here and help my club finish well in the league,” he concluded.