Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has praised the Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC for securing the long-awaited promotion to the elite Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, in a statement, lauded the doggedness and resilience of the 3SC players and coaching crew.
“We are sincerely happy to see our darling team, 3SC back where it belongs; the Nigerian Premier Football League.
“It gladdens my heart that the feat is achieved just a few days after we unveiled the remodelled, world-class Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, the befitting home of the Shooting Stars.
“I rejoice with the good people of Oyo State on this wonderful achievement by our darling team and especially the return of good football to Ibadan.
“Surely, the government of Oyo State will ensure that the players and technical crew are rewarded for bringing us this joyful moment,” Makinde reportedly stated.
The governor further said that the promotion was in line with his campaign promise to get the club promoted to the elite league within two years of assumption of office.
Makinde, who commended the commitment and patriotism of the players and management of 3SC, pledged to reward them for the amazing feat and wonderful achievement.
He added, “As a government, we have made the commitment to transform the sports sector so as to create employment for the teeming youths of the state,”
3SC, on Saturday evening, defeated Ekiti United FC 6-0 in the final game of the Super Eight, to wrap up the league as winners of the Group B conference.
The Ibadan-based side will now play Niger Tornadoes FC of Niger, which topped Group A of the Super Eight on Sunday to determine the overall winner of the 2020/21 Nigeria National League.