SuperSport United of South Africa have brought in Kano Pillars’ central defender, Jamiu Alimi, as they look to bolster their backline.
It was reported by Soccer Laduma last year that the 25-year-old was eyeing a move to the Absa Premiership as he sought the next step in his career, and he has now been given a chance to prove himself with Matsatsantsa.
Given the fact that Eric Tinkler recently left the club, it will be Kaitano Tembo and his technical team running the rule over the tall defender in order to make a decision on whether he fits the bill or not.
While Siya sources have confirmed that the former Kano Pillars man did start training with SuperSport today, as yet there has been no word as to how long he will be given to try and impress.
Alimi, who has represented the Super Eagles at CHAN, spent some time in Europe playing for Olympiakos Nicosia in Cyprus but is now eager to try and show South African football what he’s capable of.
SuperSport currently have Clayton Daniels, Morgan Gould, Tefu Mashamaite, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Denwin Farmer on their books at centre back, although ‘Masha’ is looking set to leave and Farmer is on his way to Maritzburg United next season.