More Than Two Decades Later Shooting Stars Still Await Their Promised Reward For Double In 1998
Members of the 1998 set of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC), who won double titles in 1998, the Nigerian League title and the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup in 1998, 22 years later are still waiting for their promised rewards.
The then military governor of the state, Amen Oyakhire (below), announced a reward of N1 million plus a plot of land for each of the players. In addition, each of the team officials was promised a sum of N2 million and a plot of land, while the club chairman was similarly promised N3 million and a plot of land.
Since then nothing has happened.
Chairman of the club in 1998, Elder Bode Oyewole (below), in a letter to Governor Makinde, has begged the Governor to their collective aid and live up to promises made by the state more than two decades ago. Elder Oyewole revealed that the team officials had made numerous efforts to ensure that the team got its rewards, but their efforts have been abortive
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“We didn’t fold our hands in the past 22 years. We have written several letters to successive governors that ruled the state after Oyakhire but none of them granted our demands."
“We know Governor Makinde as a kind-hearted person, who will never allow any man to suffer unnecessarily. We are therefore begging him to give the ex 3SC players and officials their deserved rewards,”