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Battered Shooting Stars Optimistic





In a swift reaction to the team heaviest defeat this season; the Chairman, Shooting Stars Football Club, Gbolagade Busari has expressed disappointment over the 2-4 loss to Akwa United in the week 17 match on Sunday.

Busari who didn’t not only regret the loss, also appealed to the teeming fans to exercise patience and understanding with the team.

“It was not a good result for the club and the officials because we had gone into the match with positive mind to pick a point but sadly enough it turned out the other way round”.


“But, I can assure you that such will not repeat itself .The players were very devastated after the end of the first half that’s why they increased their a fighting spirit in the second half and score two goals”, he explained.

Busari however assures that necessary correction will be made before the next game. “We are coming home to make corrections and ensure we pick the maximum three points at stake”, he said.

He also appealed to the teeming fans not to write the team off but to remain calm and continue supporting the team in order to achieve greatness and good result.

”We are not happy with the result as well but we have to appeal for calm. We are doing all we can to beef up the team”, he concluded.

In his reaction, Fatai Amoo, through his assistant, Kabir Alausa said ”it wasn’t the result we expected but we have learnt our lessons and the boys recovered quickly to give a fight in the second half. We go back home to prepare for our next game, he concluded.


His Akwa United counterpart, Abdul Maikaba through Zubair, his assistant disclosed to that his team thought it was over and they paid dearly for it by conceding two goals in the second half, ”all the same we won and we commend Shooting Stars for their fighting spirit”, he concluded.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. Oluwasuyi oluranti Remi

    April 3, 2017 1:05pm at 1:05 pm

    the weekend was nt a good one globally in football. chelsea lost @home, others drawn game. mfm lost zero to four!! well shooting will revenge …up shooting
    thanks mr solaja for creating this forum

  2. Arowolo Jubril Bimbola

    April 8, 2017 8:19pm at 8:19 pm

    God bless you for creating this platform, sir!

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