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Sunshine Stars unveil Boboye Technical Adviser

By Femi Atolagbe

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Sunshine Stars Football club of Akure has unveiled former Plateau United Coach,Kennedy Boboye as the team’s Technical Adviser.

The former Abia Warriors and Heartland Manager agreed to join Sunshine Stars FC following the sack of Edith Agoye who led the team to a 14th place standing on the log.

The unveiling was done at the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) secretariat yesterday in Akure.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development,Mrs Foluke Tunde-Daramola, at the unveiling of the coaches said it was a homecoming for the coaches.

Tunde-Daramola said the governor of the state is a sports lover and the ministry would take advantage of this to develop sports in the state.

She said: “I bring you warm greetings from our dear governor, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa. What we are doing here today is a big business.

“We’ve heard what everybody has been saying and the representatives of the coaches literally informed us that they are pledging their supports.

“Just as the management has been doing ever since the beginning and we keep trying to give our utmost support to ensure that our heart desires concerning this season is met and beyond too by the special grace of God.

“I want to say one thing and I’m sure it is applicable in the football space, state government can not do these things all alone, we need to go out and scout for sponsors, that is why most of these states have us over an edge,” he said.

 Other technical crew members unveiled alongside Kennedy Boboye include;, Kayode Julius (Chief coach) , Nwachukwu Ifeanyi (Assistant Coach )and John Gaadi (Goalkeeper trainer).

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Also unveiled was 2013 AFCON winner, Godfrey Oboabona, who made a return to the team following successful spells with clubs in Europe and Saudi Arabia.

The new Coach, Kennedy Boboye, thanked the management of the team for giving him the opportunity to serve and lead the team again.

He sought the corporation of everyone and promised to give his best with the support of everyone

“I’m glad to be back home, Sunshine Stars remain in my heart, with God and the collective support of everyone, we shall succeed and achieve the desired results,” he said.

 Also present at the event is the Administrative Secretary, Ondo State Football Agency, Mr Bekewei Ijeh.

Others are; the Coordinator, Sunshine Stars FC, Mr Tokunbo Akinyelure, Team manager, Sunshine stars FC, Seun Betiku , Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ondo State tate chapter, Mr Segun Giwa, among others.

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