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2023/2024 NPFL Match Day: Sunshine Stars' victory over Akwa United, huge relief, says Yusuf Ogunleye

Posted : 11 June 2024

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Ondo State Commissioner for Youths Development and Sports, Hon Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, expressed immense relief following Sunshine Stars' impressive 2-0 victory over Akwa United during their matchday 35 fixture at home. In an interview conducted post-match, the commissioner emphasized the players' dedication, acknowledging their tireless efforts in securing maximum points. 

He attributed the team's turnaround to recent restructuring efforts, visibly yielding positive outcomes. Ogunleye's satisfaction was palpable as he highlighted the significance of the win, especially coming off another triumph against Gombe United just days earlier, signaling a promising trajectory for the team.

The commissioner took the opportunity to extend his commendations to all involved parties, including the technical staff, players, and the supportive fan base, recognizing their collective contributions to the team's success. He emphasized the substantial relief felt within the team and underscored the efficacy of recent adjustments made, which have evidently bolstered the team's performance. Moreover, Ogunleye expressed gratitude towards Governor Aiyedatiwa for his steadfast backing of the team, emphasizing the delight such victories bring to the governor and the people of Ondo State.

The goals from Lucky Nwafor and Yusuf Ibrahim in the 74th and 76th minutes, respectively, propelled Sunshine Stars FC to a convincing victory, further solidifying their position in the league. The quick succession of goals showcased the team's prowess and determination, earning them a well-deserved three points. With this triumph, Sunshine Stars FC successfully climbed out of the danger zone on the league table, a significant achievement reflecting their recent resurgence under the new structure.

Currently occupying the 11th position on the league table with 46 points, Sunshine Stars FC's upward trajectory bodes well for their aspirations in the league. The team's remarkable performance has instilled confidence among players and fans alike, fostering optimism for future encounters. Looking ahead, their upcoming match against Doma United in Gombe presents another opportunity to maintain their momentum and continue their climb up the league standings. With renewed vigor and a newfound sense of purpose, Sunshine Stars FC is poised to make further strides in their footballing journey.


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