Football memories of the ancient town of Ibadan is about to be enlivened as former African Champions and toast of Nigerian football for decades, the IICC Shooting Stars (3SC) aka Oluyole Warriors will be beamed live into the living rooms of Oyo State soccer fans the 2020/2021 season.
The Shootings Stars which was an offshoot of the old Ibadan Lions to the old WNDC shined like the constant Northern Stars with the Rangers International Football Club of Enugu dominating Nigerian and African football from the 60s to the late 80s
The Oyo State Government Monday brokered a deal with the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) to beam live matches of Nigeria National League NNL side, Shooting Stars Sports Club from the 2020/2021 season.
Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Asiwaju Fakorede led the government delegation to discuss with the BCOS Management at the Ile Akede Orita Bashorun Ibadan premises of the BCOS to fashion out modalities for the live coverage of 3SC games.
Asiwaju Fakorede, later explained that embarking on live broadcast of 3SC matches is parts of his ministry’s efforts at restoring the past glories of the club.
“3SC is, no doubt, a big brand and popular club side which had brought glories to Oyo state and Nigeria in the past. The present administration under Engineer Seyi Makinde is not happy with 3SC’s present condition and has resolved to return the club to its former place of pride in football circle. The meeting we held with BCOS today is parts of our efforts to achieve this mission.
“We are partnering with BCOS to ensure that henceforth 3SC games are shown live on TV to viewers in many countries of the world. We are trying to bring back the large followership which the club used to command in 1970s and 80s”.
Also speaking exclusively to BCOS Sports after the parley, the Executive Chairman of the BCOS, Prince Dotun Oyelade said the decision to transmit live matches of 3SC is one of the giant strides the state owned media outfit is taking to increase its viewership and to reposition the station to be among the best in the country.
“We in BCOS are striving to be among the best by attracting more viewers. In achieving our objectives, we are planning to commence live broadcast of games of 3SC, a football club with a rich history and landmark achievements,” Prince Oyelade stated.