General Manager of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) Rasheed Balogun has insisted that the Oluyole Warriors have not been relegated to the Nigeria National League as they await the decision of the League Management Company (LMC) on the inclusive Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) final day clash between Gombe United and Wikki Tourists.
The NPFL final standings show that Shooting Stars with 50 points are in the drop zone alongside ABS FC, Gombe United and Remo Stars following their 2-0 loss to Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja on the last day of the just-concluded 2016/17 season.
But in an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com , Balogun revealed that the LMC will be meeting to decide on the outcome of the match between relegated Gombe United and Wikki Tourists which was abandoned midway through the first half after crowd trouble erupted when visitors, Wikki took the lead.
“LMC has never, ever awarded points to Wikki Tourists,” Balogun stated.
“LMC will be meeting in their office. All of them were in Jos on Saturday to present the trophy to Plateau United. LMC will be meeting this morning. I am talking to you authoritatively. I know how it is being run. Any match that did not come to an end will never be given to anybody.”
Balogun also stated that the days of board room points are over as he expects the LMC to rearrange the fixture between Gombe United and Wikki Tourists.
“There are no more board room points, so all those people putting (on the table) that Wikki Tourists ….they have their interests.
“But as I speak to you, LMC will be meeting and they will fix a venue and a date where the match will be played, continuing from where it stopped. If not so, then, don’t see me as an administrator again,” the Shooting Stars GM vowed.
In the event of a replay, a win for Gombe United over Wikki Tourists could see Shooting Stars eventually escape relegation.