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This April, Sid Lowe at The Guardian documented Nosa showing a lack of professionalism at Real Betis:
It took Nosa almost a month to return following Nigeria's success. He said he had passport problems at Frankfurt airport on the way back but they weren't buying it.
Betis handed him the biggest fine the club's regulations would allow, 15 percent of his wages, almost €30,000, but many fans thought it was not enough. Some turned their back, demanding the club got rid of him, and there were whistles and boos when he did play, which was not often
Six months later, Nosa averages 52.7 passes per game illustrating Betis' faith in him to be the link between the backline and Joan Verdu, the club's the No. 10.
Nosa hasn't just evolved into a trusted passing outlet for the club but he's been pressuring opposing players into turnovers and has shown the desire the Beticos have expected from him since day one.