His appointment as Shooting Stars Sports Club General Manager brought from fresh breath of life into the Ibadan based club that languished at the lower division forÂ years, struggling for relevance.
But the coming of the former Racing Santander midfielder saw a renewed vigour and determination by players and technical crewÂ to make it back to the elite division.
Shooting as the side is fondly called, where one of the top three clubs in the country and any encounter with other strong clubs like Rangers or Bendel Insurance of Beinin always attracted a full house to the stadium..
Mutiu had vastÂ knowledge of the gameÂ and he transformed the Oluwole WarriorsÂ as fheyÂ made a glorious return to the elite division. A few people did not believe in the young man but that did not count as he marshalled the teamâ€™s new drive.
As Shooting struggled in the Globacom Premier League, optimsim began to wane as the Ibadan found themselves in the lower rank of the league. The trust Ibadan fans and 3SC management had in him suddenly dropped and there were allegations of financial mismanagement agaiisnt the former Super Eagles player.
Also, there wereÂ reports that Oyo State governmentÂ withdrew theÂ N350mÂ grant already approvedÂ for the club.Â In his reaction, Adepoju denied thatÂ nothing of such happened .
According to him, the club only gave their budget for the season which is still in progress.
â€œWe only gave our budget for this season and we are hopingÂ for an effectiveÂ response from the Oyo State governor. Nothing has changed. We are still in the same level of payment, they only leftÂ increment on salaries and sign-on fees,â€ he said.
On the alleged financial misappropriation,Â AdepojuÂ said it was all lies, saying that every thing done in the club are all documented. â€œThere is nothing likeÂ misappropriation of fund in the club. Every thing we do in the club is alwaysÂ documented. People are just trying to rubbish my image and reputation.
â€œIt is clear that people want their fellow human to fall rather than excel, myÂ case is not different. Since they have accused me they should as wellÂ prove their case.