Rabiu Ali: Nigerian Football Star Speaks on Why He Avoids Womanising, Alcohol

Rabiu Ali: Nigerian Football Star Speaks on Why He Avoids Womanising, Alcohol

Babajide Orevba
April 19, 2024 at 1:58 PM
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  • Rabiu Ali has suggested that he is not prepared to quit professional football even at the age of 43
  • The NPFL legend has featured for Kano Pillars since 2009, winning everything possible, locally
  • Ali also stated that he does everything it takes to avoid womanising, alcohol or other social vices

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Nigeria Professional Football League Legend, Rabiu Ali, has shared the secrets to his longevity as there are no signs of him retiring anytime soon.

The 43-year-old, who has played his professional football for Kano Pillars since 2009, says he will quit when it is time.

The 18-cap Nigerian international disclosed that he has always made conscious efforts to avoid womanising which has been beneficial to his career.

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Rabiu Ali says he avoids social vices including womanising and alcohol. Photo Credit: Shaun Roy.
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In a chat with Nigerian outlet Punch, Ali added that being a devout Muslim has also helped him avoid alcohol.

He said:

"And you know as a Muslim, I do everything it takes to avoid any form of vices that will affect my health, for instance, womanising, drinking alcohol, and all sorts."

Amid calls for his retirement, the midfielder stated that he still enjoys the game, suggesting that his health status is still good for football. He added:

"Football is something you enjoy doing, so, when it’s time to quit your body will give you the signals that you’re tired.
"So, this long time I took in playing football is not something I did for myself or someone did but it is God’s privilege and His will.
"I also take heed to advice from the coaching crew, which is quite beneficial to my health status and it has aided my longevity in the game."

How Enyimba walloped Kano Pillars in Aba

Sports Brief earlier reported that Enyimba FC whitewashed visiting Kano Pillars in a highly-entertaining Nigeria Professional Football League fixture in Aba, on Wednesday evening, April 3.

The Peoples Elephants scored five un-replied goals to beat the rated Kano Pillars as they keep tabs on league leaders Enugu Rangers.

Finidi George returned to local duties one week after leading the Super Eagles to friendly matches against Ghana and Mali.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.