DRAMA: Shooting Stars Deny Sacking 17 Players Hours After LMC Issued Stern Warning
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There is uneasy calm in the camp of Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Shooting Stars as the Ibadan-based team have denied laying off seventeen of its players, www.beatchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Ibadan, Oyo State owned club on Thursday in a release signed by the media officer, Tosin Omojola announced that the 17 players were dropped due to poor output.
“Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan have dropped seventeen (17) players, as the club aims to strenghten its squad for improved result.
“After a review of the performance of the Oluyole Warriors in the 18 week old 2021/22 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the management of the team has decided to release the said players,” part of the release read
However, the general manager of the club, Dimeji Lawal have described as untrue the sacking of the affected seventeen players
Mr Lawal said that reports credited to the Oluyole Warriors on Thursday night on the termination of 17players were unfounded.
“Do you think it’s possible to lay off 17 players just like that? He begins with a question!
“It is not done like that, we are a professional club and we do things professionally. I want to believe the message was misunderstood, it was basically a review of thier performance since the commencement of the league.”
“These players are duly registered with the club and with the League Management Company till date, any player whose contract has been terminated should come out with a letter to that effect. Here in Shooting Stars, we do things professionally,” he was quoted.
This latest development is coming after the NPFL organisers, League Management Company, LMC had written a strongly worded letter warning the club to rescind the decision or face the full wrath of the Law.