Shootings Stars have tendered an apology to their teeming fans following their shameful exit from the Federation Cup now dubbed Aiteo Cup.

The Oluyole Warriors, who are awaiting the final nail on their relegation coffin, were thrashed 5-1 by Akwa United in their Round of 16 clash in Uyo on Wednesday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium .

Amaechi Orji scored a hat-trick as Akwa United blew away 3SC, who could also be relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League.

3SC, whose fate in the Nigeria Professional Football League still hangs in the balance, admitted in a tweet posted on their official Twitter handle that their performance in the encounter was woeful.

“We still must pacify our fans on our woeful outing yesterday against @AkwaUnited_fc. Please, bear with us. #Remorseful,” 3SC tweeted on Thursday.