By KATE OBODO
After a 1-0 victory against Ocean Boys last Sunday at Gate Way International stadium, Ilaro Chairman of Crown FC of Ogbomoso, Gabriel Babalola says he is confident his team will escape relegation at the end of the season.
“In the beginning of the season, we were doing very well, at a point certain forces started falling on us may be spiritual or other wise. We were made to understand that the place we play our matches used to be a ground for idol worship and other spiritual things. And before the governor converted the area to a stadium, the people rained curses on it, saying that nothing will prosper on the pitch.
“So, with what I’m explaining, you can see that there are some forces that are working against us. But we believe that there is nothing God created that will not succeed.
God has more powers than any other gods because he said in his word that, ‘call upon me I will answer you’. So our own case will not be an exception. There is nothing God cannot do, the only thing he cannot do is to fail. Since God cannot fail, we will not go on relegation by the grace of God.
He said further, “Now that Liberty Stadium, renamed Obafemi Awolowo Stadium has been completed, we intend to move there or to Ilorin Township Stadium, which is also closer to us.”
Bukola wins after eight matches
Bukola Babes finally got the monkey off their back with a 2-1 victory over Kaduna United on match day 31 in the Nigeria Premier League.
It was the first victory the modest team will record in eight matches.
The team shared the points in consecutive matches against Plateau United and Sharks at home and also lost home matches to Sunshine Stars and Niger Tornadoes.
Three road trips at Enyimba, Rangers and Gombe were equally fruitless.
The last time Bukola won a match was on match day 23 against 3SC.
“Thank God we won at last. The victory will reduce the pressure on us,” Fade Adebayo told SuperSport.com. However, the team worked hard for their victory as the Caf Confederations Cup campaigners shot ahead on 15 minutes through Emmanuel Bivan.
Goals from Promise James and club top scorer, Abdulrahman Bashir, who was dropped from the Flying Eagles squad, ensured their supporters had something to celebrate after a string of poor results.
Bashir’s effort increased his tally to nine this term.
The score line would have increased but for the failure of Bashir and Audu Akeem to convert one-on-one chances.