Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC of Ibadan, Joseph Ladipo a.k.a Jossy LadÂ is happy that his team won their first game of the 2010/2011 Nigeria Premier LeagueÂ season.
Jossy Lad says 3SCâ€™s 2-1 victory over Sunshine Stars ofÂ Akure in the league openerÂ at home yesterday is a sign of good things to come for the Oluyole Warriors.
Jossy Lad, who admitted that the Akure warlords gave them a scare, said the 1998Â champions were lucky to have earned the maximum points.
â€œObviously, it is a sign of good things to come. It was a difficult match, SunshineÂ are a good team. I think the luckier side won the match.â€
Lad, who explained that the inconsistencies that trailed the start of the leagueÂ affected his side, promised that they will get better as the league progresses.
â€œThe uncertainty with the league kickoff date was visible in the way we played ourÂ opponents. I know all the teams in the league will suffer the same fate, but I knowÂ things will get better as we move ahead.
â€œThe League has started, every team will work harder and with that the league willÂ be better,â€ he said.
The game was first thought to have ended 1-1 but 3SCâ€™s Gbolahan Salami wrecked hisÂ former team by converting a late minute penalty inside two minutes of added time toÂ hand the home team the maximum points. Akombo Ukeyima had put Sunshine Stars inÂ front on six minutes before Salami scored the first of his double on 46 minutesÂ before hitting the winning goal which gave 3SC the day.