Shooting Stars Seek Redemption in Makurdi

Shooting Stars Seek Redemption in Makurdi

BY JUBRIL AROWOLO.

The Oluyole Warriors suffered a huge defeat at home last Sunday as FC IfeanyiUbah clinched three points at Adamasingba, but their opponents this weekend, Lobi Stars, continued their march up the Nigeria Professional Football League table by recording an away 1-0 win over Sunshine Stars in Akure.
The 0-3 home loss to FC IfeanyiUbah in the Week 20 fixture was still an unimaginable dream for an average Shooting Stars’ supporter.
But in the actual sense, it is the bitter reality and also very obvious as the team languishes in the 19th position on the log and swimming in the relegation waters.
Perhaps, the heat in the relegation zone is becoming quite uncomfortable. This has prompted the teams’ top hierarchy to give the coaches a wakeup call to reassess their approach and strategy and find a way out of danger.
This sets the tone for the Match Day 21 fixture as Shooting Stars Sports Club heads to the 15,000-seater Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi to face Lobi Stars on Sunday afternoon.
This fixture is the one the team must take with all seriousness knowing that a further decline might plummet their position and chances of surviving the drop thus, in getting a good result; they must be in their best elements.
Shooting Stars’ last visit to Aper Aku Stadium was a 1-2 loss to Lobi Stars but an emphatic 2-0 win in Ibadan on the opening day of the season in January might serve as a motivation for the lads in grinding out a good result on the road. Also, our good precedence at away matches will also come into play and be a great factor on the outcome of the match.
The lads are already in Makurdi with a squad which consists of some of the mid-season signings and they are optimistic about the upcoming fixture. 3sc.com.ng touched base with the experienced Ajani Ibrahim before heading off and he told us that the “team has moved past last week’s result and working really hard to change its fortune’’.
He continued, “3SC is not supposed to be in this kind of situation, we have resolved that all hands must be on deck and we can only prove that on the pitch, that starts on Sunday, we hope for a good result’’.
Fatai Amoo was positive in his pre match interview and offered that he is upbeat and still believe the team will survive the drop as the Technical Crew has figured out a few lapses and corrected them ahead of the fixture.
Lobi Stars’ Kingsley Eduwo will hope to continue where he stopped last week as his 15th minute goal was all Lobi needed to sink Sunshine Stars in front of their fans in Akure.
All said and done, we hope to start the drive of surviving relegation and also putting the team in a rightful position with the Lobi match. Hopefully the team will be able to grind out a good result on the road.

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