Pelican Stars to return
Posted: 22 July 2011 Time: 15:47
Women football fans in Nigeria will soon see the return of Pelican Stars to the top of the Nigerian football ratings if the words of Basil Obertan are anything to go by.
Basil Obertan is the Cross Rivers State Sports Commissioner and he assured KickOffNigeria.com that plans are in top gear to change the fortunes of the former Nigeria League and FA Cup Queens, Pelican Stars. "We know that for a very long time Pelican Stars gave the Falcons and Falconets most of the players they used to performed well at the World Cup and Olympic Games so Nigerians know that Pelican Stars helped in no small way to make the Falcons the force they are today," Obertan said. "The club did not die as such. Yes, we have not done as well as we should have or as well as before but these are the days of rebuilding and we have them in our plans." "We still have members in the national teams and I know we are not below average. We will still come back to where we were before and that is a promise to fans of the club," Obertan enthused. Pelican Stars won the Nigerian FA Cup five times in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 while they got the League six times in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005.