Shooting Stars unveils 3 new players

Nigeria Premier League side, Shooting Stars of Ibadan, has officially unveiled three of its newly signed players.

The Oluyole Warriors now have in their fold Kwara United duo Phillip Asuquo and Tony Edjomariegwe alongside Kaduna United central defender David Amanyi.

The trio had passed the club’s medical test last Friday at a private specialist hospital in Ibadan after personal terms and negotiations were completed.

Club officials told that their papers and registrations have been formalised by the NPL in Abuja.

Speaking at the unveiling event that took place on Wednesday in Gombe ahead of their game against Gombe United, Club Manager Mutiu Adepoju expressed confidence that the new players would flourish in the colours of Shooting Stars.

Good additions

According to him, the players were signed at the time the club needed all the best legs they could get.

“Let me start from Asuquo, he is a player we know very, he did very in Crown before moving to Kwara United. He can play from both the right and left wing, he dazzles from centre and create chances for the attackers.”

Adepoju said of Tony that he is a supporting striker with good height.

“He is skillful, strong and can move with the ball for long. We’ve got good quality in them.”

Adepoju also added that the quality the club scouts found in David Amanyi who plays in the defence position is so much that it cannot be ignored.

“He was a regular player in Kaduna united, he is so confident with the ball, and has vision for goal.”

Asuquo and Tony are to wear jersey no 4 and 15 respectively while Amanyi will wear number 24.

Also rejoining the club is Syvalnus Ebiaku from Dolphins FC. Ebiaku had played for the club before moving to join the current league champions.

It is believed that the club will formalise the registrations of two other new players before the transfer window closes on May 1.

The NPL has announced that a total of 41 players have switched clubs so far in its transfer window which avails clubs the opportunity to fortify their teams in readiness for the second stanza of the league.


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