Sport and Governance
Sunshine Stars will represent Nigeria continentally -ODSFA chairman
The Chairman of Ondo State Football Association, Mr Tajudeen Akinyemi has stated that with the current form of Sunshine Stars Football Club, the team will represent Nigeria at continental competitions.
Stating this during an interview with The Hope, Akinyemi said that the team is well prepared for the new Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season under the new technical crew, led by Kabiru Dogo.
He noted that Sunshine Stars had won two trophies during their preseason campaign in preparation for the 2019 league season alluding to this was a sign that the team as ready to play at continental competitions.
Akinyemi stated that the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had charged the management of the team to ensure that Sunshine Stars qualify for continental competitions.
Mr Akinyemi attributed the performance of the team during the 2017/2018 NPFL season to the leadership crisis at the NFF, improper management of the league and lack of proper preparation by the team. He assured that the team will perform better during 2018/2019 season, which will kick start on January 13.
He advised Sunshine Stars players to be disciplined, focused, honest, open-minded and be at peace with everybody. He added that a disciplined player will do things well. “With all these qualities, you will be able to play very well”, he said.
The ODSFA chairman added further that the current government in Ondo state is committed to promoting sports in the state, adding that government is going to every local government area in order to ensure that the youth participate in sports so as for them to be useful to themselves and also to the state.