It’s ‘Fight to Finish’ in Ibadan as 3SC Plots to Upset Rangers

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Shooting Stars goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi will give everything to upset league leaders Rangers in Ibadan on Saturday so as to stay clear of relegation.

The Flying Antelopes are top of the table with 54 points from 32 matches, while 3SC is 14th on the table with 41 points, just three points outside the relegation bracket.

Benin Republic international goalkeeper Fabiyi said 3SC is not happy with their position and so they will go all out to beat Rangers.

“It is going to be a tough game,” declared Fabiyi.

“We have been preparing for the game since the first leg in Enugu because we know the fight is not yet over. Now our position on the league table is not comfortable we need all the points in this game.

“It’s going to be a football war, a do-or-die game for us.”

Meanwhile, Shooting Stars players have shelved a planned pay strike to press for the payment of six months’ salaries and several match bonuses.

It was understood that the senior players convinced the other players to suspend the strike, which they were to embark on after the weekend loss at Plateau United after they got word that they will get a month’s pay and a match bonus this week.

“They have shelved the strike so as to get the one month salary they promised to pay them this week,” revealed a source close to ‘The Oluyole Warriors’.

“But after this weekend’s match against Rangers, they will likely go on the strike to get all what Shooting Stars owe them as the season is about to end.”

Besides six months’ salaries, the players claim they have not been paid nine match bonuses.

STANDINGS

Pos
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Rangers
32
15
9
8
44
34
10
54
2
Rivers Utd
32
17
2
13
33
26
7
53
3
Wikki
32
14
9
9
41
25
16
51
4
Ifeanyiubah
32
14
8
10
33
30
3
50
5
Lobi Stars
33
14
7
12
36
31
5
49
6
Enyimba
31
14
7
10
31
27
4
49
7
Kano Pillars
32
14
6
12
44
34
10
48
8
Sunshine
32
12
11
9
40
32
8
47
9
Akwa Utd
33
13
7
13
42
40
2
46
10
Nasarawa
32
15
1
16
36
36
0
46
11
Plateau Utd
32
12
9
11
30
31
-1
45
12
El-Kanemi
32
14
3
15
35
37
-2
45
13
Tornadoes
32
13
3
16
35
38
-3
42
14
3SC
32
12
5
15
37
44
-7
41
15
W’Wolves
32
10
9
13
25
33
-8
39
16
MFM FC
32
10
8
14
31
36
-5
38
17
Abia Warriors
32
9
11
12
28
36
-8
38
18
Heartland
32
9
10
13
21
28
-7
37
19
Ikorodu Utd
31
5
11
15
24
48
-24
26
20
Giwa FC
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0