Tuesday, February 23, 2010

‘Shooting Stars Has Broken Poor Away Spell’

Hero of Shooting Stars Sports Club’s (3SC) 2 – 1 triumph in Ilaro over Gateway Football Club, Timothy Idogbe, thinks his side may have finally ended the hoodoo of having failed to perform in its away games.
Idogbe was the man, who stole the show at the Gateway Stadium, Ilaro when he scored twice to inflict a first loss on the home side, Gateway FC, in the ongoing Premier League campaign.
The striker, who was the side’s top scorer in its run-up to promotion from the National Division I League, believes that scoring Shooting Stars’ first goals in an away game this season spells good omen for the side.
“It was a game that we know that we had to win no matter what. And thank God we won though it was not easy game because we had to prove that we can do it. But I am happy that we have won our first away game and it has come at the right time and I believe that we will continue to do well from now on,” Idogbe said in an interview with Naijaligue.blogspot.com.
Reacting to his side’s first away win, the club’s technical director, Mutiu Adepoju, is not carried away, as he acknowledged that there are still lots of work to be done in the side to ensure that it climbs far away from the drop zone.
Shooting Stars has risen from 14th to 11th position in the Premier League log after last Saturday’s triumph at Ilaro and Adepoju is confident that the side would continue its climb steadily as the season wears on.
The 3SC general manager knows that it is a long way till the end of the season coupled with the fact that his side would face new league leader, Kano Pillars, in Ibadan on Saturday.
“We don’t want to be carried away by the victory in Ilaro though we are happy about it. Remember we have lost too many points at home and we don’t want to be vulnerable after winning in Ilaro by failing to win in our next game (against Kano Pillars). So we will be taking our games one after the other,” Adepoju told Naijaligue.blogspot.com.

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