As Oluyole Warriors Tackle Niger Tornadoes this afternoon at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Ibadan, ‘teen-terror’, Sunday Faleye, who lost a penalty during the club’s week 16 home match, has apologised to the teeming fans, saying that today’s match against the visitors will signal the beginning of good things.
According to the striker, “Fans should come out and offer their usual support for the team on Sunday. The whole team is apologizing for the recent goal drought at home and we will make amends starting with the Niger Tornadoes game,” he assured.
A victory for the Ibadan soccer lords would move the club to 22 points and further boost their position on the league table.
A release made available to Inside Oyo by the spokesperson of the club, Arowolo Jubril Abimbola-Are stated that the Ibadan soccer lords “have somewhat gotten over the pockets of home draws recorded recently and will most importantly be snapping out of their defeat from the Week 17 match in Uyo against Akwa United.”
Quoting the coach of the Ibadan darling club, Fatai Amoo, Arowolo-Are said that the team will have a full compliments of their players for selection, adding that “this is a good omen for the technical crew.”
Arsenal, as the experienced Amoo is known, was said to have reiterated that “we are having a full pool of the players fully fit and ready for selection; this is an interesting time for the technical crew, hopefully this will translate into victory in our next match”.
Lately, the Ikon Allah boys from Minna have been using the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja as a makeshift home ground since last season, which they have turned to a fortress, but the game in Ibadan this weekend will put a test to their good sitting on the league table and perhaps a continental ambition. Veteran Goalkeeper Mustapha Aliko leads the team and will be facing a stern test from the youthful Shooting Stars forward line.
Statistically, Niger Tornadoes sits on the 4th position on the log with 27 points from 17 games while Shooting is occupying the 15th position with 19 points from 17 games.
Similar fixtures last season saw Tornadoes beating Shooting by two goals to one at Lokoja while 3SC won emphatically in Ibadan by three goals to nothing.