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Makinde To Reward 3sc, Hails Club Return To Premier League

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has praised the resounding success recorded by the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) by securing the long-awaited promotion to the elite Nigerian Premier Football League.

He maintained that the promotion is in line with his campaign promise to get the Oluyole Warriors promoted to the elite league within two years of assumption of office, stating that the commitment and patriotism of the players and management are highly commendable.

3SC, on Saturday, defeated Ekiti United FC 6-0 in the final game of the Super Eight, to wrap up the Super Eight League as winners of the Group B Conference.
The team had earlier defeated Bendel Insurance 2-1 and played 1-1 draw with Remo Stars FC to scoop a total of seven points to top Group B.

The Oluyole Warriors will play Niger Tornadoes FC of Niger, which topped Group A of the Super 8 on Sunday, to determine the overall winner of the 2020/21 Nigeria National League.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as praising the doggedness and resilience of the 3SC players and coaching staff, who have presented a golden gift to the people of Oyo State.
“We are sincerely happy to see our darling team, 3SC, back where it belongs: the Nigerian Premier Football League.
“It gladdens my heart that the feat is achieved just a few days after we unveiled the remodelled, world-class Lekan Salami Sport Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, the befitting home of the Shooting Stars.

“I rejoice with the government and good people of Oyo State on this wonderful achievement by our darling team and especially the return of good football to Ibadan.

“Surely, the Government of Oyo State will ensure that the players and technical crew are rewarded for bringing us this joyful moment.

“I equally assure that the Government of Oyo State will join hands with all stakeholders to ensure that our people watch interesting games in the classy Lekan Salami Sports complex every week.

“Let me congratulate the players and technical team of the 3SC for bringing back the glory of our football and for giving us this joyful moment to savour.
“As a government, we will do everything possible to reward the players and management of the 3SC for this amazing feat and wonderful achievement, which is in fulfilment of our campaign promise to get the 3SC promoted to the NPFL within two years of assumption of office.

“We will also support the team to reach for greater heights in the not too distant future. As a government, we have made the commitment to transform the sport sector so as to create employment for the teeming youths of the state. This promotion has brought us closer to the realisation of that commitment and we will do everything in our capacity to bring it to fruition,” Makinde said

Anxiety As 3SC’s Playmaker, Ayobami Dumps Club

The pride of Ibadan, 3SC Football Club is having a new challenge ahead of its preparation to get promotion back into the Nigerian Professional Football League next season with the exit of the club’s striker, Ayobami Rilwan.

Those in the know claimed the young man is leaving the club to continue his career with Kano Pillars.

A source hinted papermacheonline that the player regarded as 3SC’s playmaker is joining Kano Pillars who is playing in the Continental competition.

A top official with the Oluyole Warriors confirmed that the player has hinted the club of his next move, but he claimed Kano Pillars has not perfected the terms regarding the transfer.

The official also said that no player is indispensable, quoting the rules and regulations of the club to maintain standard and discipline.

The young Ayobami Rilwan is a gifted player who had a stint with a popular football club in England before coming to Nigeria to lace his boot for the 3SC.

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.

3sc’s Chairman Gbolagade Busari Slumps! (‘it’s spiritual’ -insider)

Just as his club, the ‘Oluyole warriors’ Shooting Star Football Club of Ibadan is striving to escape relegation, the club’s executive Chairman, Gbolagade Busari just survived a fatal domestic accident.

The freak accident occurred in his Ibadan home where he was said to have slumped while attending to some chores.

The bulky man, an ex sports journalist was quickly rescued and rushed to the University College Hospital where he was said to have fractured his leg.

An insider revealed to papermacheonline some recent strange occurrences surrounding the Shotting Star’s club from remaining at the bottom of the league table believed the Chairman must have been attacked.

The man, an aide to the injured Shooting Star’s boss hinted on how the club has been fighting spiritual matters. In an emotion laden tone he asked ‘you think the fall was normal? it was an attack. let me tell you the club had been facing a lot lately, this is a club that cannot win a home match without the help of alfas and prophets. we have contracted spiritualists who are on our pay-roll to ensure we win our matches’.