The 1998 set of Shooting Stars Sports Club have congratulated Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the management of the club over Oluyole Warriors’ recent promotion from Nigeria National League to the elite division Nigeria Professional Football League.
In a press release issued by the surviving members of the 3SC 1998 Set showered praises on Governor Seyi Makinde for motivating the team to achieve their set target.
“Without the moral and financial supports of His Excellency, Shooting Stars wouldn’t have achieved this celebrated promotion. Therefore, we appreciate the contributions of Governor Seyi Makinde to the success of our darling team”, the group stated in their press release.
The group also applauded the resourcefulness and resilience of the players, coaching crew and officials of Oluyole Warriors which, they pointed out, led to the success of the team.
The group of retired 3SC players however urged the present crop of players not to relent but continue to be steadfast as there’s still much to be achieved.
“While rejoicing with you on your accomplishment, we ask you to intensify your efforts as you still have a lot to do in returning our darling club to the glorious position it occupied before. You must work towards getting ticket to represent Nigeria in the Continent by 2022”, the group counselled.
They also implored the state government to increase the moral and financial supports it is giving the club so that their set targets will be achieved.
The 3SC 1998 Set further eulogized Governor Makinde for Remodeling the 33 year old Lekan Salami stadium, a feat they stressed will boost sports as well as hospitality business and sale of mechandise in the state.
The 3SC 1998 Set however reminded the State Governor to fulfill the promise to reward them, made twenty three years ago after they won double titles at the end of 1998 football season.
“We use this opportunity to remind His Excellency of the promise made by Com-Pol Amen Oyakhire in 1998. After we won league and WAFU titles, the then Military Governor promised to give us lands and cash rewards. We appeal to the People’s Governor to fulfill this promise”, the group said.