Clash of former Shooting Stars as Osun Utd face 3SC

Clash of former Shooting Stars as Osun Utd face 3SC

From TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN

Nostalgic feelings are bound to evoke on Sunday when Osun United face Shooting Stars as part of the former’s preparations for the 2016/2017 Nigeria National League.

 

Osun United Football Club is a Nigeria National League side facing a Nigeria Professional Football League side, Shooting Stars Sports Club who are off duty owing to their league opponents’ involvement in continental assignment this weekend. They were to have faced their age-long rivals, Enugu Rangers which had a CAF Champions League tie with Algeria’s Saora FC.

 

The prime mover of Osun United is Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi who was a former captain and later General Manager of Shooting Stars. His team’s trip to Ibadan is a sort of home-coming to the astute football administrator.

In similar vein, the coach of Osun United, Duke Udi, will also be experiencing a home-coming. He was a member of the Shooting Stars in the club’s glorious era.

 

“The game against Osun United will be a good practice for my players. We are more concerned about the players remaining match-fit and injury-free,” 3SC coach, Fatai Amoo said.

 

The friendly match interestingly will also afford the new gaffer of the State of Osun financed side, Duke Udi to test his newly assembled team against a top opposition.

 

“We are delighted to confirm a friendly against 3SC. The match will help the team prepare better for the crucial Nigeria National League,” Coach Udi said.

 

However, the new home and away jerseys of Shooting Stars will be officially launched during the friendly game prior to it going on sale for our teeming fans across the globe.

 

The gate will be flung opened in appreciation of the home support the team has enjoyed so far this season.

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