Despite leading the team to victory in the just concluded maiden NPFL/ Mmobuosi Super Cup Football Tournament, Technical Adviser of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan,v Gbenga Ogunbote, says the orocess of building a formidable squad for the upcoming season is ongoing.
Although he was excited with the success achieved by his side in the four team pre season tourney, where the Ibadan soccer lords defeated Enyimba 3-2 in the final, Ogunbote refused to be carried away by the euphoria of the achievement.
“It feels so good emerging the winner of this tournament. I am so proud of my players for displaying such great mentality to make this happen and I equally praise my coaches, the backroom staff and off course, the management of the team, not forgetting our ever supportive supporters.
“Be that as it may, this pre season tournament has ended, we will return home and continue with our build up to the season. Apart from winning it, the tournament has helped us to further assess the team in a more competitive setting.
” There are still rooms for improvement, hence the need for us to return to the pitch immediately, because we need to work on those areas, so that we can be fully ready before the league begins” hinted the Oracle, what had previously handled top teams including Gateway FC, Sunshine Stars, Sharks, Enyimba, Rangers International, Lobi Stars and Remo Stars FC.