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Alleged financial mismanagement: Mutiu challenges accusers to prove their case

Kate Obodo
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 for  years, struggling for relevance.

But the coming of the former Racing Santander midfielder saw a renewed vigour and determination by players and technical crew  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 vast  knowledge of the game  and he transformed the Oluwole Warriors  as fhey  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 team’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 were  reports that Oyo State government  withdrew the  N350m  grant already approved  for the club.  In his reaction, Adepoju denied that  nothing of such happened .

According to him, the club only gave their budget for the season which is still in progress.
“We only gave our budget for this season and we are hoping  for an effective  response from the Oyo State governor. Nothing has changed. We are still in the same level of payment, they only left  increment on salaries and sign-on fees,” he said.

On the alleged financial misappropriation,  Adepoju  said it was all lies, saying that every thing done in the club are all documented. “There is nothing like  misappropriation of fund in the club. Every thing we do in the club is always  documented. People are just trying to rubbish my image and reputation.

“It is clear that people want their fellow human to fall rather than excel, my  case is not different. Since they have accused me they should as well  prove their case.


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