3SC 3 – 0 Osun United, as Ibadan Club is $3,000 richer


Coach Bright Omokaro of Osun United Football Club says his team’s 0-3 loss to Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) is a lesson to return to the drawing board.
Omokaro said this while fielding questions from newsmen on Sunday after the team’s 0-3 loss to 3SC in the Nigeria National League Match Day 3 played in Ibadan.
The home team, 3SC, secured a maximum three points having dominated the entire game.
3SC secured its three goals through Opeoluwa Olufemi, Najeem Olukokun and Fatai Gbadamosi in the 32nd, 54th and 79th mins respectively.
Apart from the first and second goals which were secured through brilliant team work, the third goal was secured through a free-kick.
Omokaro said that the team’s defeat was a great lesson to intensify their play from the drawing board.
“To me, football is a game and you have to play it through commitment. It is a good game. As far as I am concerned, the team Shooting is telling me to go back to my drawing board and intensify the team,” he said.
He expressed readiness to do everything humanly possible to ensure the team wins its remaining matches.
“We started very late, about three weeks ago, while other teams are already in camp for six to seven months.
“It is a game of football. What I need now is to go back to the drawing board and intensify my game.
“I am going to do everything humanly possible to win the remaining matches,” he said.
The ex-international, however, expressed disappointment at the officiating, saying it was one factor drawing Nigeria football backward.
“If you are beaten clearly five to nothing, no problem. The game of football is all like that, but manipulation is very bad.
” The referee ignored several uncalled for infringements in the game,” he said.
Coach Edith Agoye of 3SC expressed joy over the result of the match, saying he was satisfied with the team’s 3-0 win at home.
Agoye, however, said that the team still needs to do a bit more on its performance,noting that the team was lucky to have got three goals from its few chances.
“We were not perfect today, but the best thing is that we got three goals from the few chances we had.
” That is good enough. There are still some aspects we need to work on ahead of our remaining matches.
“We got the chances, we scored them. Nothing more, nothing less. The way the team is going now, we can do whatever we want to do,” he said.
He stressed that the most important task for the team now was to continue creating chances in the game and taking them.
In attendance to watch the match were Debo Ogundoyin, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly; Mr Seun Fakorede, Oyo State Commissioner for Sports, and Dr Rafiu Ladipo, the President-General, Nigeria Supporters Club.
Meanwhile, Chief Adegboyega Adegoke, Executive Director, Finance, OES Energy Services, has called on all tiers of government in the country to develop grassroots sports as a way of curbing social vices among the youths.
He made the call while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday after the Nigeria National League(NNL) Match Day 3 between 3SC and Osun United Football Club ended 3-0 in favour of 3SC.
Adegoke, who was Chairman of the match, donated $3,000 dollars to 3SC as part of his contribution to the club’s upliftment.
Adegoke urged the government to invest more in local football and grassroots competitions, saying this would go a long way in reducing social vices among the youths in the country.
He described sports as a great tool for youth development and urged government at the local, state and federal levels in the country to allocate more funds to sports development.
“All tiers of government in the country need to invest more in grassroots sports. They should develop our local football clubs to get our youths engaged.
“When youths are fully engaged, they will have no time to commit crimes,” he said.
The Ibadan Chief expressed joy that 3SC, which he described as the pride of Ibadan, Oyo State and South West region defeated its baby state, Osun, in the match.
“I am happy that our team, 3SC, the pride of Ibadan, pride of Oyo State, pride of South West Geo-Political Zone secured victory over its baby state, Osun. It is clear to everybody that Osun State was created from Oyo State.
“3SC as I said earlier is a pride to everyone of us here. In the past, 3SC made the country proud by winning many laurels for the state and the country as a whole.
“We all need to join hands to return the past glory of 3SC and ensure it returns to Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL).
“In my own little way, I give this $3,000 to 3SC and I will continue to contribute my quota to the upliftment of the team,” he said.
Adegoke said that 3SC was not a product of any political party, but the glory and pride of the state, adding that sports is a unifying factor devoid of tribal or political affiliation.
He said that his foundation, Adegboyega Adegoke Resource Centre, had been much involved in youth development through vocational training.
He said the foundation had continually trained youths in several vocations such as candle and soap making, hair dressing, chalk making, tailoring and others, adding that some have graduated while others were still undergoing training.


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