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NPFL: LMC okays night kick-off Shooting Stars’ home matches 

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The body in charge of Nigeria’s topflight league, League Management Company (LMC), has approved night Shooting Stars’ night kick-off, for their home matches.

The LMC in a letter dated February 23, 2022, with the signature of the COO of the LMC, Salihu Abubakar, confirmed the request of the Ibadan based clubside.

“After due considerations, the LMC hereby grants Shooting Stars approval for their home matches to be played at 7.00pm, with effect from Matchday 16 game number 158 3SC v Enugu Rangers”, the letter reads in part. 

The LMC however, called for special security arrangements for the night matches, especially for security/control measures as well as constant power supply to the stadium, to ensure that no game is interrupted.

Meanwhile, the management of the clubside has increased the amount for match tickets as part of measures to ensure hitch free games, for games between 2:30pm and 5:30pm.

The management warned that fans who fail to buy their tickets within the stipulated time, should stay at home as all gates leading to the arena will be shut at exactly 5.30pm.

Gate fees for the popular side of the Lekan SalamI has been reviewed upward, starting from the matchday 16 fixture against Enugu Rangers, scheduled for next week Wednesday.

Henceforth, fans will be paying five hundred naira (#500.00) only, instead of the old price of two hundred naira (#200.00), to watch the matches of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan.

The decision was taken at the end of a bi- weekly meeting of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and all the agencies under it.

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