3SC FOCUSED ON ESCAPING RELEGATION â€“ AMOO
With six matches played after a new coach was contracted for the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, the club says they are focused on escaping relegation.
3SC coach Fatai Amoo said this on Sunday at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, shortly after the club defeated Warri Wolves 2-1 in a rescheduled Globacom Premier League match.
The club before the Sunday match had occupied the 16th position on the league table but with the victory has climbed away a bit from the relegation zone.
'We still remain focused to escape the mucky relegation waters,' the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Amoo as saying.
Amoo, who said he was confident of getting the away victory, declined comment on the tactics he would use to achieve his target.
On the performance of the team, he said that he discovered they were good materials and that his presence had motivated them to work harder to remain in the premiership.
Amoo urged the club's fans to forget about its poor outings in the past.
NAN reports that 3SC scored it first goal in the 15th minute through a corner kick converted by Taofeek Adepoju.
However, Warri Wolves players and officials protested against the goal, alleging that a 3SC player held down their goalkeeper, Agbim Chigozie, thereby his not catching the ball.
The controversy got so heated that Warri Wolves coach, Lawrence Akpokona, who left his bench and confronted the centre referee on the field was given a red card.