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Concern Over Shooting Star’s Manager, Rasheed Balogun’s Health (there’s plan to fly him abroad)

Barely two years after losing his wife to an unknown ailment, 3sc General Manager, Rasheed Balogun is down with a sickness that is giving serious concern to the management and players of the team.

Balogun is well liked by both staffers and footballers of the 3sc. The ‘boss’ as he is fondly called is blunt and has a good understanding of the round leather game.

A source revealed to papermacheonline that the manager had been sick for sometime, that the result of some tests conducted recently pointed to a serious ailment that is affecting his throat and requires urgent treatment.

In his words…’in fact, there’s a plan to fly him abroad for treatment’.

The 3sc football team is having a good time, leading the table and with clear indication that the team is coming back to the National League next season.

Shooting Stars Woe; ‘hold the government responsible’ -Seyi Makinde

The People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has expressed disappointment at the humiliation being experienced by the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Oyo State as a result of what he described as “negligence by the state government”.
Speaking through the spokesman for his campaign organisation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said that the state government and not the management of the club must be held responsible if the club fails to come back to the top flight and remains relegated this season.
The PDP candidate said he was “sad to learn of the dubious 2-1 defeat to Insurance Football Club of Edo State in a very crucial match that was attended by the Deputy Governor of Edo State whereas, no senior government official accompanied our team to a match that could define its future”.
Engr Makinde said that if the state government had not neglected the club, starved it of necessary funds and abandoned it to the manipulations of other clubs, the match may not have been allowed to go on for 20 extra minutes after the draw at full time. Engr Makinde said with the known reputation of the Shooting Stars, the club should be in an unassailable position now, secure in the top flight instead of having to depend on playing the unpredictable Super 8 to secure a place in the prestigious league.
He asked the state government to do everything possible to make sure that the club is not relegated again and promised once again that when he becomes governor of the state next year, Shooting Stars will compete successfully for continental honours by 2021.

‘3sc Woes Not Financial, Shake Up Imminent’ -Chairman, Gbolagade Busari

The Executive Chairman of the Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, Mr Gbolagade Busari has hinted that major decisions at improving the fortunes of the club will be made in a matter of weeks, emphasizing that the club’s poor performance was not due to the lack of funding.

He said that both the players and the technical crew are going to be evaluated by the management with proper restructuring in the pipelines.

Busari, therefore, appealed to the teeming fans of the team to remain calm, assuring that necessary measures will be put in place to marshal the team back to the premiership in due course.

This was after the unfavorable outcome of Gombe United / Wikki Tourists rescheduled match in Maiduguri.

He disclosed that the current situation of the team was not as a result of lack of adequate support from the government, stressing that 3SC is the only agency that still gets its monthly subvention regularly from the government despite the cash crunch in the country.

Also, Mr. Gbolagade Busari on Sunday in Ibadan, explained that the Club, 3SC, gets monthly subvention of N12m for players’ salaries, technical crew and administrative staff while gate takings (at an average of N1m per match with the money realized from sponsorship deals) are all utilized for match prosecution, allowances as well as bonuses of the players.

He went further that no one should put the blame of the team’s poor performance at the door steps of the government but rather the commitment of the players.