The management, coaches and players of beleaguered Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) are to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning following Sunday’s 3-0 loss at home to FC IfeanyiUbah.
A message posted on the club’s official Twitter account said the meeting will hold at the Oyo State Ministry of Youths and Sport.
The Management, the technical crew and players with have an appraisal meeting by 10 am today at the Ministry of youth & sports. #Punctuality
— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) May 23, 2017
Meanwhile, despite promises of improved welfare by Governor Abiola Ajimobi, players, coaches and backroom staff of 3SC Football Club are owed four months salary, according to Completesportsnigeria.com.
Fatai Amoo’s squad suffered their worst defeat of the ongoing Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season on Sunday.
Goals from Godwin Obaje, Pascal Seka and King Osanga condemned the Oluyole Warriors to their eighth defeat of the season.
“It’s painful, we are disappointed! We didn’t come to the party and we have to appeal to our fans, we will try harder in our games,” Amoo said on Monday.
The defeat left 3SC in the relegation zone in 19th place on 22 points from 20 matches.
A player who spoke anonymously to Completesportsnigeria.com in Ibadan revealed that though the players are fed by the club management, the footballers are unable their financial obligations due to their unpaid wages.
The player, a midfielder who featured in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to FC IfeanyiUbah, also pleaded with the club fans to be patient with the team.
“We hope that they look into this, since the start of the season I have not been paid,” the player who pleaded anonymity said.
“It’s very sensitive and I don’t want to comment further on this.”
Former coach Gbenga Ogunbote and former players who represented the club last season are also still being owed their outstanding salaries.
“It’s not fair to us, I’m appealing to our management to please look into this and do the needful. Don’t put my name oh!” another player who pleaded anonymity.
“We need all the motivation we can get out of the relegation zone if things change.”