Shooting Stars Fans Want Coach Sacked After 3-0 Home Defeat
Coach Fatai Amooo may be the first manager to be sacked in the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League if the wishes of the Oluyole Warriors' fans are granted by club officials.
Ibadan fans watched with disbelief on Sunday as FC Ifeanyi Ubah came all the way from Nnewi to hammer them 3-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium and songs of "Amoo must go!" filled the air as the final whistle was sounded after the Match Day 20 clash.
The defeat left 3SC in the relegation zone in 19th place on 22 points from 20 matches, two points from safety.
Amoo only joined the club at the start of the season after Gbenga Ogunbote left the club, and his head is already being asked for.
“He (Amoo) has not improved the team at all, let him just go so we can salvage our season,” an angry fan, Oluwole, reacted after the game.
Another club fan Wasiu Adejoye also blamed Amoo’s tactics for the defeat and poor campaign.
“He doesn’t have any tangible tactics or quality options on the bench, so we are stuck with these inexperienced players,” Adejoye told journalists in Ibadan moments after the shock defeat.
A 78-year-old fan Alhaji Muniru Shodiya also rained curses on the players for ruining his day. He said: “I had a chance to go out and watch Chelsea but as a loyal fan I came here to watch Shooting. They ended up messing my evening. ‘Awon Olori buruku’ (wretched fellows).”
While Shooting Stars made no comment on their under-fire coach, they apologized for Sunday's show of shame.
Good morning, Our Darling Fans! We are VERY SORRY for our LOSS yesterday! We feel your PAINS bear with us. We shall RISE again STAY with us!— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) May 22, 2017