Dolphins Don’t Scare Us, Says 3SC Coach

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Festus Allen, coach of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, says the club is ready for its week 6 match against the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) champions, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt.

The match will hold on Wednesday at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, Ogun.

The 3SC’s home matches have been relocated to Abeokuta as a result of the ongoing renovation work at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan.

The NPL board has refused to allow the club to use the stadium in spite of the progress in the renovation work.

The Oluyole Warriors’ home matches cannot also hold at the state-owned Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan because of the dilapidated state of the stadium.

Allen, who spoke on Monday with the club’s official website ( shortly after the team’s training session at the University of Ibadan Sports complex, said he was not scared of any team, including Dolphins.

“We are prepared for the game and will fight very hard to win,’’ Allen said.

He said the training session the club has had so far, would further help him to work on the tactics for the match.

Reviewing the team’s last away game against Niger Tornadoes in Minna, Allen said his boys were unlucky to have left Minna without a point.

“We did very well but were undone by several offside calls,’’ the coach added.

The coach also spoke on the inability of his strikers to score goals in the last three games.

“As you can see in our training, we have been working on goal scoring and I am happy that the boys scored a lot of goals.

“I want to challenge the boys to translate what they have learnt in training into reality in their match against Dolphins on Wednesday,” he added.

He said that he would continue to work hard in other to accomplish his objective of leading the team back to greatness.

The Shooting Stars will host Dolphins on Wednesday in a match they want to win to improve their fortune on the NPL table.

The team travelled to Abeokuta on Tuesday ahead of the match.

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