NPFL Qualification: Japan Based Ex-Player Congratulates Governor Makinde, Shooting Stars

Sampson Adedeji

Congratulatory messages continued to pour in for the newly promoted Shooting Stars of Ibadan, following their qualification to the Nigeria professional football league ( NPFL).

The Oluyole Warrior got relegated in September in 2017 and has continued to knock on the door of promotion to no avail.

They qualified for the playoff twice in quick succession but failed to secure the qualification on both occasions.

During the regular season former Nigeria took charge right from the beginning and they were able to top the group and secure a playoff ticket.

After securing 4 points in the opening two games against Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars, the Ibadan based club needs to get a draw against Ekiti United but went further to 6-0 goal and got needed 7 points.

With this feat, Japan’s based Bolarinwa Obalaola has sent his congratulatory message to the Governor of Oyo State Engr Seyi Makinde for his total commitment and supports for the team.

Obalola who was also an ex-player of the club further congratulated the club General Manager Rasheed Balogun, the entire technical crew, and the playing staff.

” I wish to congratulate the Governor of Oyo State Engr Seyi Makinfe for commitment, dedication and total supports for Shooting Stars in achieving this remarkable feat.

It’s not easy getting a promotion ticket back to the elite division but Governor winning attitude propel the team into great achievement.

The hard work of the General Manager and Edith Agoye coupled with the determination of the players also played a key role in securing the promotion ticket.

Despite the up and down the entire team stay together and united in achieving their set target,” he concluded.

Obalola otherwise known as Kobayashi due to rich experience and credentials was in the last few days appointed as the head coach of Tokyo-based club Zion FC

Kobayashi
September 12, 2021

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