By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
Shooting Stars of Ibadan have had a worrisomely poor start to the season, sitting pretty low at 19 of 20 on the log of the Nigeria Professional Football League but club chairman, Gbolagade Busari, called out to Ibadan fans not to lose their cheer, assuring that the Oluyole Warriors will bounce back to reckoning, reports Sportstalkafrica.com.
Busari said that all hopes cannot be lost as the season has just started and he believes they will soon start posting better results to live up to the expectations of the fans.
“We are not happy with standing of our darling team on the log. The results we got in recent matches have not justified our efforts to reposition the team. However, hope is not lost as we are ready to change the tide and get good results.”
He noted that the management of the club has identified the problems of the team, stressing that adequate measures are being put in place in order not to disappoint the fans, supporters and well-wishers of the club.
The former Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor promised that the team will be rejuvenated for the remainder of the season, adding that the club is targeting continental ticket for the next season.
“We have a mandate from Governor Abiola Ajimobi and we will not disappoint the trust he has in us. The governor said the team should reclaim its lost glory and compete as a premier team it used to be. This mandate is our motivation and it will drive us to success.
“We want to appeal to our fans not to lose hope in us, they should believe in us and we will make them and the state proud at the end of the season,” the journalist turned football administrator said.
Shooting Stars are 19th on the log, having picked 4 points from possible 15 points in five games.