Edith Agoye: The messiah leading 3SC to the top

Flirting back and forth the fringes of Nigerian football has become synonymous with Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) these days.

A traditional and famous side, 3SC, was there when the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) all started in 1972.

Several honours came there way including five leagues and a continental crown.

However, since the turn of the millennium, the Oluyole Warriors’ fortunes have dwindled.

Former player, Edith Agoye, has been saddled with salvaging whatever is left at the Lekan Salami Stadium.

The 42-year-old’s playing career started and ended there. Between he had brief stops in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Israel.

His third and final stint with his boyhood club ended in 2013, with Agoye immediately taking up a coaching role.

Four years on, following another mediocre campaign, culminating in relegation, the one-time capped Super Eagle was promoted to the chief gaffer. He hasn’t disappointed.

Shooting is on the move again. Faithful are beginning to dream about ruling the nation. The football has become attractive, so is the dugout.

The Agoye-led team are currently unbeaten after four games in the Nigeria National League. They’ve recorded impressive victories over Bayelsa United and Warri Wolves, two mightily formidable sides.

Not only does Shooting seem prime for a swift return to the elite division, the Oluyole Warriors are seemingly heading to its former glory.