July 16, 2024

Shooting Stars dissociates self from NPFL chief’s criticism

Shooting Stars has dissociated itself from the recent castigation on the personality of the Chief Operating Officer, COO, of the Nigeria Premier Football League, Davidson Owumi.

The Oluyole Warriors condemned a write-up on the internet, calling for the resignation of Owumi.

“Our attention has been drawn to an article circulated recently on social media, indicting the Chief Operating Officer (COO), after the stepping down of referee Bashiru Sadu, who handled our Matchday 36 clash against Rangers in Ibadan last Wednesday,” the statement reads.

“We wish to through this medium, dissociate ourselves from the article, which to us, was just an opinion of an individual.

“As a club, we want to state unequivocally, that we are not in any way, laying blame on anybody, as far as any decision taken by the NPFL board is concerned, particularly on the issues of referees and officiating, this is prerogative of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA.

“We are quite aware of the fact that Rangers International struggled in the league last season and the club also had it rough at some points this season, even with Owumi as the COO of the NPFL.

“Shooting Stars are bold to state that the Nigerian league has witnessed tremendous progress under the current leadership of the NPFL, of which Owumi, who to us, remains an upright and dedicated administrator is part.

“As a club, our focus is facing our own primary duty, which is to play the game according to the rules as we are happy being part of the process of taking the NPFL to a greater height.

“Finally, we as a club, wish to pledge our continued support to the NPFL board, in the overall interest of the league.”

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