Oyo State Commissioner for Sports Asiwsju Seun Fakorede has spurred on the noticeable winning streak by the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan who on Saturday at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba pipped Abia Comets of Umuahia 3-2 to make a statement about their readiness to gain promotion to the elite league this season.
The State Commissioner, Seun Fakorede said the people and government of Oyo State will continue to be supportive to the club to further push up to continental level the club was known for.
As expected, the Nigeria National League (NNL) Match Day Two encoounter lived up to the billngs as both sides demonstrated the zeal to carry the day.
The Oluyole Warriors shot to the front as early as the 12th minutes when right back, Taiwo Muritala outjumped Comets defenders to head home a well taking free kick by Ayobami Junior.
Opeooluwa Olufemi produced a scintilating individual brilliance in the 27th minutes, slicing through Comets rear, before locating Gafar Olafimihan who was well positioned to put the ball beyond the reach of EruoseTega, in goal for the host.
Comets got back into game at the closing stages of the first half, hitting the back of the net to end the first half, 2-1 in favour of 3SC.
The second half was dramatic as Comets rallied back to level up, scoring the second goal through Agboola Kayode, who fought through 3SC defence before beating goalkeeper Detan Ogundare.
Both sides went in search of the winning goal but it was the Oluyole Warriors that laughed last in the 79th minutes when Opeoluwa Olufemi pounced on a rebound, off a free kick to fire home, leaving goalkeeper Tega stranded.
The Oyo State Commissioner for Sports Asiwaju Seun Fakorede spurred on the Oluyole Warriors to continue their winning streak as he gladly expressed that “indeed it’s a new dawn for the good people of Oyo State and all the fans of our continental Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) worldwide. ”
In his post via social media obtained by KBJOJO News on Monday the commissioner noted that:
“With the indelible and visionary leadership of our indefatigable Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, we would make 3SC great again — Up Sooting, Up Stars!”
The win makes it two wins from two games for the Ibadan soccer lords, keeping them at the top with maximum six points.
The astuste 3SC ex-Media Officer Mr Jubril Arowolo who gave narratives on the encounter to sports journalists over the weekend said this is the winning machinations can be attributed to the huge support of the fans and the management and that momentous performance that needed to be kept in focus at all time.
Sports Journalist and Commentator , Lashley Oladigbolu also thanked the people and government of the state over the away win.
“Huge momentum recorded again as 3SC wins back to back in away match against Abia Comets.
Oladigbolu said : “Brilliant performances displayed by the players and management of Oluyole Warriors occasioned by the unfettered and sincere backing of the Oyo State government to return the club to the top flight of the past glorious stage and regain its strength to compete in the utmost professional leagues in Africa.
Kudos to our OyoState Commissioner for Sports, Asiwaju Seun Fakorede and the people and government of Oyo State under indefatigable leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde.
UP UP! Shooting!!
I call for more support for 3SC.” Lashley Oladigbolu made the clarion call from United Kingdom on Monday.
Shooting Stars’ next fixture is a home game against South west neighbours, Osun United on Sunday.
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