IBADAN – Sports journalists in Oyo State under the aegis of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, have commended the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, over his recent visit to the players and officials of 3SC at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex last week and his eventual appearance at the stadium during the match between 3SC and Sunshine Stars of Akure over the weekend.
Oyo SWAN, in a statement signed by its chairman, Niyi Alebiosu, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday commended the governor for deeming it fit to pay a visit to the team to give the players and officials words of encouragement and also putting up an appearance during the team’s 2-1 dramatic win over Sunshine Stars of Akure in the Match Day 29 of the Nigeria Professional Football League encounter decided at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
“On behalf of Oyo SWAN, I want to commend the governor for this move. It’s been a while Oyo State had it real good, I mean for the governor to visit 3SC and motivate the team morally and even financially as governor Ajimobi did.
“We urge him to make this a constant occurrence considering the fact that 3SC is a force to reckon with in the Nigerian football circle owing to its antecedents in the past. We strongly believe that with continued motivation from the governor, the team can win the NPFL title and represent Nigeria on the African continent”. The statement read.
Oyo SWAN, however, called on the governor to extend same gesture to Crown FC of Ogbomoso. “It is important to plead with Governor Abiola Ajimobi to also pay a visit to Crown FC of Ogbomoso and motivate the team morally and financially. This will no doubt let the team also have a sense of belonging more so, that Crown FC is playing in the semifinal stage of the Federation Cup.
“With adequate support from the government, the State’s flagbearer can win the trophy for the state which has eluded the state for a very long time, “the statement reads.