Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:45 pm
Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Sunday thrashed Kano Pillars Football Club by 4-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 33.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 3SC scored first through Ifegwu Ojukwu and Ajani Ibrahim in the 8th and 29th minutes respectively
Sunday Adetunji scored a brace in the 48th and 64th minute bringing the tally to four by the home team.
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote of 3SC said the result reflected his team’s hard work and preparedness.
“We have to double-up our efforts not to lose. The players are aware that they must win the match. The team was psychologically motivated to win,’’ he said.
Ogunbote said that his team was attack-minded because they really needed to win the match.
He said that they still have five games left and must finish the season in a comfortable position.
According to him, the team is looking forward to their next away match with Plateau United.
Tolu Olaifa, a 3SC player who spoke on behalf of his colleagues said they were motivated to win
He said that when they drew their last match against El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in Ibadan, they resolved to turn-around that “bad day” in subsequent matches.
“3SC is a big team that should not be relegated and that is why we must not finish badly,” he said.
However, Coach Baba Ganaru of Kano Pillars told newsmen that it was not their day, adding that his players made costly mistakes during the match.
Ganaru said he had told the players to brave up for what he predicted a tough game against 3SC in Ibadan.
He was optimistic that the club’s new signing of Joseph Yobo, an ex-Nigerian international would make a good impact on the club.
“You know Yobo is an Ambassador of the Nigerian league and would definitely play the role very well,” he said. (NAN)