Sikiru Alimi eyes double figure of goals for Nigeria's Sunshine Stars

Sikiru Alimi eyes double figure of goals for Nigeria's Sunshine Stars

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jul 06, 2018. 09:00

Sunshine Stars forward Sikiru Alimi is targeting double figure of goals in the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The marksman has hit the back of the net seven times so far and he is hungry for more goals in the top flight of Nigerian football.

Uppermost on the mind of the 22-year-old striker is ensuring that the Akure club beat the drop as they sit in a precarious 18th position with 28 points, one point off safety.

“Of course I want to score 10 goals plus,” Alimi told the league's official website.

“But I also want my goals to save my club from going on relegation which is very important for me, my team-mates, the coaches and our supporters.”

Alimi is currently 12 goals behind the leading scorer Junior Lokosa. He said he would rather keep his ambition modest with reaching double figures and helping Sunshine Stars survive.

“In football anything can happen. Not many would have believed that a player would score 19 goals at this stage of the season. But for me, I just want to score 10 goals or more and help Sunshine Stars escape relegation,” he said.

Alimi and his Sunshine Stars team-mates resume their bid for survival when they play hosts to Abia Warriors at the Akure Stadium on July 18.

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