May 19, 2024

Ilaji FC Boss , Engineer Dotun Sanusi Solicits More funding for Shooting Stars

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A call has been made by one of the prominent mogajis in Ibadan to shoot up the funding of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, 3SC.


The football enthusiast made the appeal in Ibadan shortly after Match Day 8 of the Nigeria Premier Football League between Shooting Stars Football Club and Kano Pillars held at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan which ended 1-0 ,in favour of Oluyole Warriors.


The CEO, Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resorts described Shooting Stars a very formidable side was represented by Mr Alaba Olufemi Araoye .


The Ibadan high chief stressed the need for government to make running a Football club seamless for the management as the Ibadan Soccer Lords remains one of the traditional clubs in the country.


Reacting to questions posed by journalists on the present economic situation regarding what other state governments are giving Premier League clubs in the country, the Ibadan Royal chief stated that almost every institution has been boosted for financial aid and Shooting Stars should be a priority in the state .


“Just like how you highlighted monthly subvention received by Kwara United stands at fifty Million Naira (#50,000,000) and Sunshine Stars of Akure is pegged at Sixty Million Naira(#60,000,000) while Rivers United FC is withing Hundred Million Naira(#100,000,000), I will like to appeal to the state government that efforts should be made towards provision of conducive working environment for the team to actualizetheir target.There is no much to say than to call on the government to increase their monthly subvention to enable them achieve their dream. This team played very well and the fans are happy even with a slim victory but with a great football artistry “.


Araoye added that : “the technical crew should also be assisted with working tools to make the club a true professional side. Also, I learnt that the technical crew are in need of a travelling bus to navigate from one region to another. Once this is done, Shooting Stars will regain its lost pride under this present administration” said the Business mogul



He then charged the government to assess the development of the team vis a vis economic climate of the country and accede to their needs.


“When a team is progressing like this, the government should access it and provides substantial support in terms of motivation to ensure that they sustain the status quo” . He concluded


Shooting Stars are now 3rd on the log and will be on the road against second spot Lobi Stars who share the same points but on goal difference at the weekend

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