By Femi Atolagbe
The Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Dotun Owanikin has assured Sunshine Stars supporters that the team will play their 2020/21 season home matches in Akure.
Owanikin in a chat with Sporting Hope said the management of the team will put all hands on deck to convince the League Management Company (LMC) to return them to Ondo State Sports Complex for their home matches.
LMC had earlier in the new season’s fixtures released moved Sunshine Stars home matches to Ogbemudia Stadium in Edo State or Teslim Balogun Stadium ,Lagos state.
The Commissioner while reacting, said the time table earlier released by LMC is not the final, saying (TBC) was clearly put in front of the affected teams which means “To Be Considered “.
He added that Sunshine Stars is not the only team affected by the development .
He said: “we are going to ensure we put our stadium in order before the season start, I can assure you that in the next few days you will see a lot of positive metamorphoses at the Stadium in terms of massive renovations.”
According to him, “we will convince the LMC that we are ready to play our home matches in Akure, by ensuring that we renovate the facilities at the Sports Complex within the time frame.”
The Commissioner said part of the team’s preparation was the signing of one of the best coaches in the country.
“With him has the coach of the team, we are sure of good outing, as a management play our part at supporting him logistically.”
“The players will fully resume for training this week and their backlogs will be cleared in days, we are excited that we are on same pages with the players and the coaching crew,” he stated.