ABEOKUTA – All Stars Football Club of Abeokuta has applauded the Management of Abeokuta Stormers Sporting Club for the appointment of former 3SC’s Skipper and All Stars FC’s Captain, Shakiru Lawal as the club’s new Chief Coach.
In a Press release signed by the President of the Club, Alhaji Lawal Adeoye Waheed, the Association saluted the foresight of the Nigeria National League side in recognizing the experience and expertise possessed by Coach Shakiru Lawal for giving him the herculean responsibility.
The President noted that the new coach would succeed at his job with the needed support already accorded him by the management of the club
Alhaji Lawal emphasized that it takes a visionary sports juggernaut like former Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun State and one of the foremost Egba Chiefs – Hon. Chief Bukola Olopade aka Ozo the SSC’s proprietor to identify such talent and experience within the football cycle.
He maintained that All Stars Football Club, Abeokuta is blessed with many Eggheads in the world of football, those who have played the game to the highest level and noted that it is high time to begin according them the deserved recognition and engaging them in high tasks by the state and at the national level of the round leather game.
Lawal is famous for scoring the first ever goal at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abuja for Shooting Stars, he found the back of the net with only five minutes into the game against Sunshine Stars on April 8th 2003.
In his playing days, the former Stationary Stores of Lagos Gaffer was a Midfielder filled with numerous qualities, a delightful ball user, energetic marker and a fantastic ball passer with sharp vision for goals
Apart from Shooting Stars and defunct Julius Berger FC, Shakiru Lawal also played for Gateway United FC, where he later worked as an Assistant Coach.
“It is our collective hope that his tenure shall bring a lot of development and progress to SSC of Abeokuta”, the President concluded
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