Nigerian businessman Akin Alabi wants to buy NPFL club

Shooting Stars sit 18th on the NPFL with 17points and are in real danger of returning to the Nigeria National League.

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars is currently owned and financed by Oyo State Government but reports of unpaid salaries and financially difficulties constantly trail the club.

They currently sit 18th on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with 17points and are in real danger of returning to the Nigeria National League.

Alabi who is the founder of leading sports betting company, Nairabet, has revealed that he wants to buy the club if given permission by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

The entrepreneur cum politician revealed that he is one of the sponsors of the club but wants to attain full ownership.

“We sponsored the club this season but it's not enough. Maybe we will launch a bit to buy it if Gov Ajimobi permits,” he revealed on Twitter.

Shooting Stars Sports Club are one of the most successful teams in Nigerian football with five Premier League titles, four Federation Cups, one CAF Confederation Cup and a CAF Cup to their name.

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