Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan General Manager, Rasheed Balogun has expressed shock over the N200, 000.00 sanction imposed on the Oluyole Warriors by the league organising body, NNL over an alleged assault on the match officials that handled their encounter with rivals, Prime of Osogbo.
Balogun noted that this is a rebranded Shooting Stars with discipline as its watch word and wondered how the referee could have been assaulted without anybody knowing or seeing it.
“This is a rebranded 3SC, we don’t tolerate indiscipline and I must tell you discipline is our watch word”, Balogun pointed out bitterly.
“I was disappointed when we received the letter conveying the NNL fine on us. More so when the referee did not inform us as the managers of the club, nor did he inform the match commissioner.
“So I wonder how such could have taken place with only him knowing it. I thought the rule is that whatever transpires in a game, before, during and after should be brought to the notice of the match commissioner.
“I wonder how and why mr Ndubuisi Ukah could be assaulted inside the Lekan Salami Stadium without people witnessing it and he himself not reporting to the match commissioner”, Balogun added.
He further said Shooting Stars will not be derailed in their quest for a promotion slot at the end of the season.