Supporters disagree as Agoye replaces Amoo at 3SC

Posted on Oct 27 2017 - 6:30am by admin

Olufemi Atoyebi and Idris Adesina

Shooting Star on Thursday named their former striker, Edith Agoye,  as their new coach.

The  former Espérance Sportive de Tunis attacking midfielder, 41,  replaces   Fatai Amoo, who was  sacked  on Monday by the Ibadan outfit after he guided them to  relegation from the Premier League to the National League at the end of last season.

Agoye was one of the coaches that assisted Amoo. Shooting Stars management said the decision to appoint Agoye was arrived at after an interview session involving several  coaches.

The Executive Chairman of the club, Gbolagade Busari, said the management chose the former Nigeria international because of his knowledge of the team – and because of the need to maintain continuity in the development of the young players.

Busari said, “The majority of our players are from the feeders team and to continue inspiring their development, we felt Agoye is in a good position to do this.”

The chairman said Agoye’s mandate was to lead    3SC back to the Nigerian top flight.

However, Agoye’s choice received mixed reactions from  the  supporters of the  five-time Nigerian champions (1976, 1980, 1983, 1995, 1998).

  While some of the  supporters,   who spoke to one of  our correspondents on condition of anonymity,  expressed   doubts over the new coach’s ability to lead the club to the Promised Land – on the ground that he is  “too young in the profession to manage  a big club like 3SC”–others believed the former  Enyimba player had  learnt the ropes after being an assistant coach for some time.

One of our correspondents learnt that the club  settled for Agoye because they could not afford the salaries demanded by the coaches they contacted for the job.

The source said,  “Shooting Stars considered their purse before settling for Agoye. Apart from the fact that he has been a part of the team, they looked at their purse and discovered that they couldn’t  afford a coach with a big salary while playing in the lower league,” the source said.

“The NNL doesn’t attract as much money as the Premier League so they needed to cut their coat according to their cloth.”

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