Friday, November 11, 2016 9:01 am
The management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) on Thursday unveiled Coach Fatai Amao as the club’s new coach for Nigeria Professional Football League 2016/2017 season.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amao was unveiled at the office of the Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Yomi Oke in Ibadan, where he signed a two-year deal.
NAN reports that Amao, the Nigeria Olympic Team’s Assistant Coach, has just finished his CAF A Licence coaching course in Abuja.
Amao, former 3SC coach from 2009 to 2011, was expected to commence work immediately.
He later told newsmen that he was excited to return home and promised to place integrity and hard work as priority before money.
He assured that he would work to make the team great again.
“I am very excited to be appointed as Technical Adviser of 3SC. I don’t really have fear because I am back home. I feel very comfortable being in Ibadan.
“I’m ready to work with my coaching crew, whom I believe are very good people. We have very cordial relationship and I believe our re-union will bring the best for the club. We know each other very well and I believe we will get things right.
“I want to make name for myself and 3SC. I have travelled a little bit and wherever I go, people
always ask for Shooting Stars and Rangers and that tells you 3SC is a big club and we must make it great again.
“I am ready to take up the task and by the grace of God, we will conquer.”
The Oyo State commissioner for youths and sports said he was pleased with the presentation of coach Amao.
He explained that “Amao has signed two years deal with us and we are very happy. On our side, the welfare of the team will be paramount.”
On his part, Mr Rasheed Balogun, the General Manager of the club, said the club went for the right person who understood its workings well.
NAN reports that Amao would succeed Coach Gbenga Ogunbote who saved the team from relegation in the last NPFL season.
Ogunbote was reported to have signed a new coaching deal with Enyimba International Football Club of Aba. (NAN)