Sikiru Alimi, Nigerian footballer, urges Nigerians to observe guidelines amid coronavirus lockdown

Sikiru Alimi, Nigerian footballer, urges Nigerians to observe guidelines amid coronavirus lockdown

- Sikiru Alimi claims he misses his regular life and can’t wait to return to action

- The Stade Tunisien goal poacher believes the coronavirus crisis will end soon

- The 24-year-old painted the NPFL with goals before moving to Tunisia in January

Nigerian forward Sikiru Alimi has disclosed that the rampaging coronavirus is taking a huge toll on him, saying a lot is missing especially living his regular life.

The 24-year-old who joined Tunisian side Stade Tunisien from Lobi Stars in January stated that he only keeps fit by taking the workout sessions designed by the clubs fitness coach as well as other personal effort.

He told in an exclusive chat: "It has affected me a lot. I have no regular life, no regular training sessions, just some workout sessions, just some workout sessions designed by the clubs fitness coach to keep everyone in-shape, it's been really hard because of the lockdown and restricted movement."

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He urges his fans to observe government covid-19 guidelines as the world battles a common enemy, saying it is just a matter of time.

"Everyone should stay home and stay safe, keep a good hygiene, follow all guidelines provided by health organizations and the government...with time we will beat COVID-19,” he told

The very experienced Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) striker completed a move to Stade Tunisien on January 13 from Lobi Stars and according to him, it was a difficult moment for the Markurdi based club to let him go, however the club management eventually supported the move.

“I was one of their most priced assets," he continued. "They had no choice but to let me go, notwithstanding the fact that they needed me to accomplish their goals for the season. They knew I did my best, but it was time to move on.

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Alimi further stated that it was one of his dreams to play outside the shores of Nigeria, adding that he got several offers that he was confused.

He continued: “It had always been a good feeling playing outside Nigeria in whatever tournament or games; then moving permanently is one of my greatest joy, because that had always been my aspirations.

“I got other offers from different clubs that I was confused, I am happy to have chosen Stade Tunisien."

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