22 years after winning double titles, 3SC 1998 set begs for rewards
Chairman of the club in 1998, Elder Bode Oyewole, in a letter to Governor Makinde, recalled the promises made by the then military governor of the state, Amen Oyakhire, adding that since then nothing has been heard of them.
The team won the Nigerian League title and the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup in 1998.
Thrilled by the feat, Governor Oyakhire then announced a reward of N1 million plus a plot of land for each of the players.
Also, each of the team officials was promised a sum of N2 million and a plot of land, while the club chairman was similarly promised N3 million and a plot of land.
Elder Oyewole revealed that the team officials had made numerous efforts to ensure that the team got its rewards, but their efforts have been abortive.
“We didn’t fold our hands in the past 22 years. We have written several letters to successive governors that ruled the state after Oyakhire but none of them granted our demands,” Chief Oyewole noted.
The former 3SC chairmen then appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to kindly give the former 3SC players and officials their rewards.
“We know Governor Makinde as a kind-hearted person, who will never allow any man to suffer unnecessarily. We are therefore begging him to give the ex 3SC players and officials their deserved rewards,” he added.
Chief Oyewole pointed out that it would be a great injustice if the men, who used their youthful vigour and talents to do the state proud in 1998, were not given their promised rewards, adding that many of them are in very poor health and living standard.