The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, was the sync sure of all eyes at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, where he went to watch a live match between between the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan and Ifeanyi Uba Football Club.
The monarch, who sported a blue T-shirt and a cap, sat at the Very Important Personality (VIP) section of the stadium for the evening match.
The match ended in 2-2 draw, giving the visitors the opportunity to leave Ibadan with one point.
The monarch said he was at the stadium to boost the morale of 3SC players, adding that he would give the football club all the support it needs to recover its lost glory.
Oba Asetunji told reporters after the match: “I’m here to show the stars will shine again. The good days will be back. I will give the club all the support needed to help it recover her lost glory. ”
A new 3SC signing froom Rivers United, Ebitimi Agogu gave the home side a well-deserved lead in the seventh minute while Afolabi Wahab canon from the edge of the box seemed to have sealed the lead in the 75th minute.
Playing in front of an intimidating full stadium crowd, the first of such crowd this season, 3SC went to sleep as two goals were scored in the space of three minutes.
The first was a penalty converted by Ifeanyi Uba’s Cameronian import, Tamen Medrano, who sent 3SC goalkeeper, Charles Tembe, the wrong side. Two minutes later, Anjuwa Oyebuchi made it 2-2 after a moment of indecision by two 3SC’s defenders drifted the ball on his path with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Despite the late rally, the visitors did not lose focus as they defended in numbers to preserve the point.