Shooting Stars are hopeful their top striker, Sikiru Alimi will return to action by the second half of the season.
Alimi joined the Oluyole Warriors for a second stint last year but he is yet to kick the ball this term after sustaining an injury in training.
General Manager of the club, Dimeji Lawal told DAILY POST that the former Lobi Stars player has stepped up his recovery and will return to action soon.
“Sikiru is back in training, we hope he will be available for the second phase of the league,” Lawal, a former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles star opens up.
“His return will give us more options in attack as we have other quality strikers in the team.
‘”He is a big player and we know what he can bring to the table. If we can get him back on his feet, then our attack will be stronger,” he added.
Shooting Stars lost 2-0 to Enyimba in their matchday eight encounter in Aba on Wednesday.
The Ibadan club will host Akwa United in their next game on Sun