Exclusive: why Jamiu Alimi joined Akwa United


Super Eagles defender, Jamiu Alimi has completed his move to Akwa United from Kano Pillars in the NPFL mid-season transfer window, Naijafootballplus.com can exclusively​ report.

Alimi who played 33 NPFL games last term at Kano Pillars has struggled to start games this season under coach Kadiri Ikhana.

“I have completed my transfer to Akwa United from Kano Pillars,” Alimi divulged to Naijafootballplus.com on Tuesday.

The former Shooting Stars defender and 2016 CHAN star will be unveiled in Uyo on Thursday inside the Nest of Champions.

Alimi added; “I am a professional and I want to play regular games. I decided to leave Kano Pillars and move to a club that appreciates​ me more.

“I am honoured to have been part of the history of Kano Pillars and the opportunity given to me to play in Kano.

“I don’t have issue with coach Ikhana, I respect his decision. He gave me more tedious work and I am excited I delivered in those matches.

“I have always dreamt to play at Akwa United and work under coach Abdu Maikaba. The relationship started when I worked​ with him last season in Spain for the NPFL All-Stars team.

“The structure in Uyo is amazing and the team have been impressive recently. I can’t wait for the second stanza, I am looking forward to work with my new teammates. Hopefully, it will be success at end of the season.”

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