Fatai Amoo

Club Coah

Since its formation in 1963, Shooting Stars Football Club has strived to foster a sense of pride, belonging and tradition underpinned by an innovative spirit and desire to be at the cutting edge of sporting and social developments.

The name Shooting Stars was a metamorphosis of the then reigning Pepsi Cola FC formed in 1960 and owned by the Western Nigerian Development Corporation (WNDC), as a subsidiary quasi-government corporation of the Western Nigeria.

As such, each of them resolved to establish a clubside in their own domain and Chief Lekan Salami settled for Shooting Stars of Ibadan. Ikpeazu got Roundtables FC in the East and Stationery Stores of Lagos by the late Adebajo.

Hence, it was not too long before the transformation to the Industrial Investment and Credit Corporation (IICC) from WNDC with the bulk of Pepsi Cola Football players in 1963.

However, what remained of the Pepsi FC finally phased out when the Corporation’s management could not maintain the two sides in two division one cadre of the Ibadan Football Association League in 1967.

The acronym ‘Shooting Stars’ was added with the suggestion of the late Jide Johnson and Niyi Omowon as foundation members who believed the players were ‘Stars’ in their own right!