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Ondo Government disbands Sunshine Stars FC over poor performance

The Ondo state government has announced the disbandment of the technical staff, crew and players of the state owned Sunshine Stars Football Club.

The  government said the step taken to dissolve the players and technical crew is aimed at repositioning the team to compete favourably with other clubs in the country and on the continent.

Ondo state commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye stated this while reacting to the step taken to dissolve the players and technical team of sunshine stars football club of Akure.

Ogunleye lamented poor running of the team at the just concluded Nigeria professional football league (NPFL) and the 2018 AITEO federation cup as some of the reasons for the development.

He said: “Following the directive of Mr. Governor to re-position Ondo State Football Agency for better performance and effective output, it has become necessary to dissolve the technical crew, technical pool staff and players of the Sunshine Stars football club of Akure.

“It is on record that the team managed to escape relegation last season and ended up in the 18th position out of the 20 teams that participated at the just concluded football season.

“However, the crises that, which  rocked the NFF during the season gave automatic ticket to all the teams for the new season saved Sunshine Stars from being relegated. The team also lost out in the AITEO-FA sponsored competition this year.”

Ogunleye further stated that the team has not justified the monitory allocation given to them by the state government,hence the need for restructuring.

He however assured sunshine stars fans that  new players and technical crew would soon be recruited ahead of next league season to replace those he regarded as ” tired legs.”

Sunshine stars finished eighteenth position in the just concluded NPFL and were crashed out of the Federation cup in the preliminary  stage.


 YOMI AYELESO, Akure 

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