Sunday Faleye Is Not 3SC Player- Elutabe
By Akeem Busari
The President of Lagos based Nationwide side Freestan FC, Prince Efemena Elutabe has made a swift reaction to a recent press release by the management of Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC) of Ibadan in which it declared one of its players Sunday Faleye in the last season missing from its camp.
According to him, Faleye ,who was one of the brightest lights in a hugely forgettable season for the Ibadan side, is a bonafide player of Freestan and was only loaned to 3SC for the last season.
” I am surprised by the statements from the camp of 3SC declaring Faleye as their player. It is a media campaign aimed at deceiving the football world.
“I gave Faleye to 3SC free on loan without collecting a Kobo from them. It is only for a season. And since the season has ended, the young lad has rightly returned to his mother club, which is Freestan fc, ” Elutabe explained.
He also rubbished claims that the player absconded after collecting his monthly salary. “This is funny because the salary they claim to have paid the young man was for the month of August. So what are they talking about,” he quipped.
The businessman cum club owner went on to admonish the NFF and LMC to support the smaller clubs in the country against the bully nature of bigger teams in the country . “What’s happening in our football is like the sharks trying to swallow up the little fishes in the ocean. These nefarious activities must be nipped in the bud, if the essence is truly to develop football from the grassroots, ” he added.