The gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde has accused the state government of celebrating mediocrity by praising itself while 3sc wallows in the second tier of the Nigerian League.
In response to his accusation that the uncaring attitude of government is adversely affecting the club, government responded by describing Makinde as being ignorant of sports management.
But in a swift response the candidate’s campaign team through the spokesman, Prince Dotun Oyelade said government owes every player at 3sc and Crown football clubs a minimum of 3 months salaries and several match bonuses.
The statement said that it is untrue that governor Ajimobi makes the welfare and well being of the players his priority because the players are demotivated and Shooting Stars is the only notable club without a permanent camp where many of the players go home on half salaries when they are paid at all.
Makinde said that it is laughable that government is celebrating 3sc in the National League when it’s place should be among the best in the Nigerian Premier League
According to Makinde, when by the grace of God 3sc climbs back to the top league, it will be as a direct result of the efforts of the players themselves and their unflinching supporters of which Makinde is one and not the complacency of an uncaring government.