Lack of players stop Shooting Stars from participating in Super 8 – Balogun

The crisis rocking the Nigeria National League (NNL) has taken another level on Wednesday with Shooting Stars General Manager Rasheed Balogun stating the team’s position not to participate in the Super 8 playoffs which was scheduled to kick off today in Aba.

Despite the directives from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the qualified teams must arrive Aba on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s kick off, Shooting Stars were spotted training at the Lekan Salami Stadium early morning of Wednesday.

Balogun disclosed that his team will not be honouring the tournament because the club lacks the personnel to do so.

Mr Balogun, however, denied the claims that the ‘Oluyole Warriors’ is afraid of taking part in the super eight.

“We are not afraid of playing the play-off, it’s just we don’t have enough players to prosecute to do and we have written to the NFF, we only have 15 players and of which two are goalkeepers, because, after the Congress, we received a congratulatory messages and all every club did was to place players on transfer and preparing for NPFL” he concluded.