Shooting Stars SC

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Shooting Stars SC
Shooting Stars SC (logo).png
Full name Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC)
Nickname(s) Oluyole Warriors
Founded 1950s (As WNDC Ibadan)
Ground Adamasingba Stadium
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Senator Abiola Ajimobi
Manager Nigeria Franklin Howard
League Nigeria National League
2013 20th (relegated)

Shooting Stars Sports Club (often nicknamed 3SC or Oluyole Warriors) is a Nigerian football club based in Ibadan.


Logo of the society

The club was one of the founders of the Nigerian Premier League in 1972, when they were called WNDC Ibadan (Western Nigeria Development Company), and were later called IICC (Industrial Investment and Credit Corporation) Shooting Stars of Ibadan.[1]

The nickname "Shooting Stars" was added with the suggestion of team foundation members the late Jide Johnson and Niyi Omowon the "Aare Odan Liberty" (Generalissimo of Liberty Stadium) who believed that the players were "stars" in their own right.

Shooting Stars is one of the most followed football clubs in Nigeria and play their home matches at the Lekan Salami Stadium. The stadium was named after one of the prominent supporters of the club who is now deceased. Before, "Sooting" as it is called by its supporters used to play at the famous Liberty Stadium, one of the venues for the world youth soccer championship in 1999.

Shooting stars is the first club to win the FA cup on club basis in Nigeria in 1971, players like Aderoju Omowon, Niyi Akande, Jossy Lad, Amusa Adisa were prominent in the squad. Shooting Stars is one of the most decorated clubsides in Nigeria alongside Enugu Rangers and the defunct Stationery Stores F.C. of Lagos. In fact, Shooting Stars and Enugu Rangers are known as the traditional football clubs in the country, both dominating the football scene in the country during 70s and 80s.

Shooting Stars have played and won many matches against top club sides in Africa. 3SC won the first edition of CAF Cup, defeating the Nakivubo Villa of Uganda 3-0 in the finals at the Lekan Salami stadium after the first leg ended goalless. They won the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1976, becoming the first Nigerian clubside to win an international trophy.[2]

Many well-known international stars have played for Shooting Stars in the past, including former African footballer of the year Rashidi Yekini, "the mathematical" Segun Odegbami and so on.[3]

They ended their 2004/5 season in fifth place in the Premier League. After the introduction of a strange double-league format by the Nigerian Football Association, Shooting Stars got relegated to the lower division in 2006, but won promotion in 2009 after finishing second in the Division 1B. The Club left Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan and settled to the Adamasingba Stadium.[4]


1976, 1980, 1983, 1995, 1998
1971 (as WNDC)
1977, 1979, 1995
1984, 1996

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1999 - Group Stage
1972: Second Round
1981: Second Round
1984: Runners-up
1996: Runners-up
1992 - Champion
1993 - First Round
1995 - Second Round
1976 - Champion
1977 - Semi-Finals
1978 - First Round
1980 - Quarter-Finals

Current team[edit]

As of May 4, 2013[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Nigeria GK Akande Abiodun Asimiyu
3 Nigeria DF Yomi Adigun
23 Nigeria DF Akande Tope
4 Nigeria DF Oluremi tope Olurotimi
5 Nigeria DF Chima Akas
6 Nigeria DF Olamakinde Talabi
7 Nigeria FW Thomas Adesina
8 Nigeria FW Taofeek Adepoju
18 Nigeria FW Oyedele Abdullahi Anderson
10 Nigeria MF Sylvanus Ebiaku
30 Nigeria MF Ajiboye Michael
12 Nigeria DF {{{name}}}
13 Nigeria DF Afeez Awakan
14 Nigeria Shehu Jimon
15 Nigeria FW Jonathan Onyebuchi
16 Nigeria FW Rafael Musa
17 Nigeria FW Osagona Ighodaro
20 Nigeria FW Aaron Samuel
21 Nigeria GK Laide Okanlawon
No. Position Player
9 Nigeria FW Atilola Abdulsalam Tunde
22 Nigeria MF Tare Oke
23 Nigeria DF Diran Oyelade
24 Nigeria MF Charles Etuwe
25 Nigeria DF Ismael Gata
27 Nigeria FW Jacob Eke
28 Nigeria MF Haruna Musa K. Lawrence
33 Nigeria DF Babalola Ibrahim
Nigeria DF David Amanyi
Nigeria MF Ayo Babalola
Nigeria MF Gabriel Adikwu
Nigeria Tony Ejomarigwe
Nigeria Edem Francis
11 Nigeria FW Emmanuel Adeboye



  • Welfare Officer: Akinwunmi Akinyele
  • Media Officer: Jubril Arowolo
  • Team Manager: Nigeria Ajibade Babalade
  • Curator I: Ganiyu Bello Alh
  • Curator II: Majolagbe Kolawole


  • Coaches: Babatunde Odubola and Hakeem Busari
  • Assistant Coach: Lateef Yusuf
  • Fitness Coach: Haruna Hadi
  • Reha Coach Jelili Oladoja


  • Team Doctor: Sanusi Ade Sikiru
  • Masseur: Paul Obi
  • Physio: Wale Oladejo
  • Psychologist: Ogun Okewole

Notable players[edit]

Notable Coaches[edit]

  • England Alan Hawkes
  • Franklin Howard
  • Akintola Idowu
  • Yusuf Lati
  • Festus Onigbinde
  • Tayo Oloniyo
  • Siegfried Bahner
  • Jossy Ladipo


External links[edit]