Fortify Sunshine Stars for better result, ODSG urged
By Femi Atolagbe
As Sunshine Stars FC ended 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) a step above relegation zone on the last final match day of the season, the club supporters have called on Ondo State Government and the management of the team to fortify the team with best legs that can return the club to where it belong in football circle.
Some of the supporters over the weekend told Sporting Hope that the team need total repackage to return to league contender.
Mr Onifade Olola who said he has been supporting the team over twenty years said a lot needed to be done to bring the good old days of the club back.
Olola said enough is enough for the club to be fighting and celebrating relegation every season, saying the club have been fighting relegation in the last three consecutive seasons.
He said, thank God we fought and won the battle against the drop zone, the new season ahead of us will provide us another opportunity to put our heart together and do the needful to turn the furtune of the club around for good.
On his part, Wasiu Akintade commended the new management and the coaching crew brought in for rescue mission of the club, they did well by not allowing Sunshine Stars to relegate.
The club management must start early preparation this season, they should go all out to sign new players to compliment any player that will remain.
Akintade advised the club’s management to let the current coaching crew know their stand, maybe they are going to stay with the club for the coming season or not ,this he said will put an end to the fire brigade approach synonymous to our system.
He said: “Last season, Sunshine Stars started preparation very late which affected the plan of the club, they were unable to sign quality players and most of their best left the club at the end of the season that preceded the just concluded one.
“There was no replacement for the likes of Anthony Omaka, Dayo Ojo, Jide Fatokun, Kehinde Adedipe before his return mid season from Rivers United and many others.
“The players left behind were not well taken care of, their welfare were nothing to write home about, thanks to the experienced football administrator drafted in about 15matches to end the season for his good job, who transformed the team against all odds.
“I’m not only watching them, I follow and monitor their activities off the field, I do not watch foreign football leagues, but our local league I can’t do without it especially Sunshine Stars.”
Others also appealled to Ondo State Government, to support the team and other sports in the state,
“A better welfare package will attract good players to the team next season, we want the best for the club.
Government should not just invest in the team, they should be monitoring them very well and ensure money given them is used for the purpose it is meant for”.