By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Wednesday berated the state government for ” celebrating mediocrity” by praising itself while the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) wallows in the second tier of the Nigerian League.
Engineer Makinde while responding to a statement issued by the 3SC Chairman to his accusation that the uncaring attitude of the Oyo state government “is adversely affecting the club,” maintained that it funny that the government responded by describing him as being ignorant of sports management.
The PDP governorship candidate’s campaign team in the statement through the spokesman, Prince Dotun Oyelade emphasized that Oyo state government ” owes every player at 3SC and Crown football clubs a minimum of 3 months salaries and several match bonuses.
“It is laughable that government is celebrating 3SC in the National League when its place should be among the best in the Nigerian Premier League. It is untrue that Governor Ajimobi makes the welfare and well being of the players his priority because the players are demotivated and Shooting Stars is the only notable club without a permanent camp where many of the players go home on half salaries when they are paid at all.”he said
Engineer Makinde however promised that “when by the grace of God 3SC climbs back to the top league, it will be as a direct result of the efforts of the players themselves and their unflinching supporters of which Makinde is one and not the complacency of an uncaring government.”