Ondo government fires Sunshine Stars players, technical crew

Ondo government fires Sunshine Stars players, technical crew

Ondo state government has dissolved the Ondo State Football Agency, the parent body of Sunshine Stars Football Club for better performance and effective output.

Also affected are the technical crew and some players of the Sunshine Stars football club of Akure yet to be named.

This was confirmed by the Commissioner for Sports Mr Saka Ogunleye who mentioned the decision is with immediate effect, Isaac Afolabi reports from Akure the state capital.

“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. Industrial Strike: OYSCATECH gives students two-week break.

“However, the crises that rocked the NFF during the season gave automatic ticket to all the teams for the new season saved Sunshine Stars from being relegated.

“In view if these poor performances, it has become necessary to reposition the team for better performance during the forthcoming season,” a statement by the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Mr Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, said on Tuesday.

Mr Ogunleye lamented poor results of the team in the Nigeria professional football league NPFL last season and their early exit from the ongoing 2018 AITEO federation cup as some of the factors for the decision.