By David Meshioye:
Shooting Stars Sporting Club (3SC) of Ibadan chief coach Fatai Amoo believes the Oluyole Warriors will stand out and be counted among the clubs that will compete for Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) crown next season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
In an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, Amoo said he is aware of some of the problems that have slowed down the club's progress in the past, adding that 3SC will no longer be regarded as Oyo State's sick baby but a side capable of bringing back the good old days.
He said he is unhappy that the club make up the numbers and fight against relegation every season when they should be competing for honours locally and rubbing shoulders with top clubs in CAF competitions
“I strongly believe 3SC will escape relegation this season considering the way we are picking up points here and there,” Amoo told Completesportnigeria.com.
“I am very happy with our result against Gombe United in Ibadan. I know the players will pick up valuable lessons from that game as we play our next game away from home on Sunday.
“Our recent performances gave me the confidence that this club will do well next season. I used to be one of their strong critics but that changed immediately I became the club coach. I was able to see these problems very closely and the good news is that the management will fix them next season.
“God willing, 3SC won’t be making up the numbers in the league next season, but compete for NPFL crown," he said
3SC leaped to 14th position in the league table with 43 points from 33 matches after defeating Gombe United 2-1 on Sunday and will face Abia Warriors next Sunday in Umuahia.