Nigerian Goalkeeper, John Noble, has explained his decision to join Tanzanian side, Tabora United, from Enyimba for the upcoming season.

Tabora were promoted to the Tanzanian topflight last season.

Despite securing the NPFL title with Enyimba and the opportunity to compete in the CAF Champions League, Noble defended his choice.

He hinted that Tabora’s offer was three times what he was paid in Aba.

“Football is just about money, and knowing fully well that you’re not going to play forever, when you’re offered three times your current wages, I think everyone will just joyfully have to make that move. We have families and we have people looking up to us, at the end of the day, they don’t care where you play but what you achieved,” he said.

“I’ve played three years with Enyimba, and it was a fantastic experience with them.

“When I got the offer, I looked at it and compared it with what I was receiving at Enyimba, I told myself I had to go to Tanzania and see what I can do. Money is the reason why I came here and time waits for no man,” the 30-year-old said.

Super Eagles shot-stopper Noble signed a one-year contract with Tabora, with an option of another season.

The 30-year-old was with Enyimba for three seasons.

He had spent eight years at the Togolese club, ASC Kara, before linking up with Enyimba in 2020.

Noble was part of the Eagles’ 28-man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon last year.



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