Shooting Stars warn against negative publicity

The Oluyole Warriors say they will appreciate constructive criticisms but not campaign aimed at causing divisions in the club

Shooting Stars Sports Club have expressed concern at the distractions from supposed football foes who are using the Oluyole Warriors' present position on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) log to cause confusion and disturbance among the players and officials of the club.

 The Ibadan side is currently in the relegation zone of the elite division after a narrow 0-1 loss to Lobi Stars at the Emmanuel Akume Atongo Stadium, Katsina Ala last weekend.

 But 3SC's media officer, Jubril Arowolo has raised dust over the calculated attempt by political enemies to cause more disharmony in the club and thus discredit the good job being done by the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

 Arowolo pointed out the campaign of calumny orchestrated by some supposed supporters aimed at making life more unbearable for players and officials of the club.

 The club's spokesman argued that genuine supporters should always be willing to stand by their club come rain come sun adding that those that have been sent by enemies of the club to cause confusion will never have their ways since the Oluyole Warriors will not be cowed into taking any unpopular decision.

 "I laugh when I see some of the evils perpetrated by those that call themselves supporters of the club. They are not supporters because they do not have any stake in the club. To be our supporter you have to make it formal and be duly registered. there is a difference between a fan and supporter.

“A fan is one who is only passionate about the club but does not contribute anything cogent and visible to the club's progress but a supporter has more than passion for the club. He contributes towards its advancement.

 "A supporter will always be willing to do anything to ensure the club is in shape. He doesn't use time of crisis to add more problems to the one on ground. We do not need such ones and type for now. What we need now are genuine people that are for the progress of the club," Arowolo told Goal.