Alimi starred impressively for Sunshine Stars for the past two seasons but he left the Owena Whales at the expiration of his two years contract and the combative striker revealed that he joined the last season’s league champions to ensure he helps them realise their ambition of getting to the crucial stages of lucrative Africa’s club competition.
He said he has no doubt in his mind that Lobi Stars will represent Nigeria well with the amount of time and energy that they have put into the preparations of their preliminary round tie with UMS de Loum of Cameroon.
“It was an emotional moment for me when I decided not to renew my contract with Sunshine Stars because Akure was my home for the past two seasons but I felt it was time for me to face another challenge and it was what prompted my decision to leave,” Alimi told Goal.
“The allure of returning to the continent again after my stint with Warri Wolves was also very appealing. Lobi Stars are the Nigerian champions and this they have confirmed with the Super Cup triumph. I am happy to join them and to help them go far in the Caf Champions League. I am focused and ready for the challenge at hand.
“Lobi Stars have prepared seriously for this competition because they started the pre-season very early and they have played lots of friendly games. The players too have had enough periods to train together and bond. We are going to the continent to represent Nigeria very well and we are confident of achieving that.”