Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) say it is determined to make a return to the Nigeria Professional Football League at the end of the season.
3SC has been competing in the lower Nigeria National League, and last season lost out on NPFL promotion to Akwa Starlets in the final NNL play-offs held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba in July.
Team Manager Oladimeji Lawal believes the Ibadan club is now technically ready for the challenge.
“It is normal, hard times will always come, but I guess we have gone beyond that phase now,” he said.
“We are primed to give it another shot. If you look at the club in the last two seasons, we have always made it into the play-offs. So, it means there is something we are doing right and we should only work on the final details. The players we have are good; technically and tactically gifted so, we can make a serious push for promotion again.
“It has never been a bad campaign for the club but, with the new government in place, we have received assurances from them and it’s a boost for us.
“The governor has indicated interest and we’re seeing signs, so I believe we’ll give it another try this season,” he told Sports Extra.