The management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) has apologised to fans of the club over its inability to secure promotion to the Nigerian Professional Football League following its failure at the just concluded NNL Super 8 tournament.
The team came third in the group, behind Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars which came first and second respectively.
Speaking on Friday at the congress of the Oyo State Football Association held at Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Ibadan, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Barrister Yomi Oke, regretted that the outcome of the Super 8 did not reflect the true capacity of Shooting Stars.
Oke said: “I hereby sincerely apologize for not making it to the elite division, but I’m bold to state that our team is quite more promising than the outcome of Aba Super 8, I can assure our fans that, we will go back to the drawing board and fortify the team ahead of the coming season.
“We will play the politics of the game and we will do our best to challenge and come out much more stronger than before, as we will try to keep majority of the boys we have in the team now”.
In his speech, the general manager of the club, Rashidi Balogun, took responsibility for the team’s dissappointimg outing in Aba.
His words: “I want to thank our governor for his support and belief he has in our team. We disappointed the Shooting fans that are spread across the globe and I’m taking the responsibility for the poor results, it was actually a disappointing situation for all.
“I don’t fear being fired because the game of football is about hire and fire, but I’ll appeal for understanding and cooperation of all and sundry towards bringing back the lost glory of the big club.
“In-fighting and bickering among people considered as stakeholders are major factors I noticed since arriving here – this is affecting the fortune of this great clubside”.