2023/2024 NPFL: Rumbles in Akure as Gunners management confirms sack of entire technical crew

Posted : 23 January 2024

The management of Sunshine Stars FC in Akure has announced the sacking of its Head Coach, Edith Agoye, and three assistant coaches.


The announcement was made by the Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Bamidele Ologunloluwa, at a meeting with the coaching staff of the team in Akure.


Agoye and assistant coaches Akin Olowokere, Banjo Adepoju, and Folorunsho Stephen were sacked at the meeting.


Ologunloluwa said the sack came after a poor run of form and several ultimatums given to the coaching staff by the management.


The commissioner stated that he would not wait until the team, with its outstanding matches, began to fight a relegation battle.


According to him, the mandate given to the team has not been met, even with all the support he gave to the coaching staff, but it is unfortunate that it has to come to this.


“It’s not going to be business as usual; I don’t want to fight relegation anymore. It is not about witch-hunting. Once a technical crew is not performing, the job is about hiring and firing, as you know,” he said.


Agoye, in his response, appreciated the commissioner for the opportunity to be the head coach and work with the team, and wished the team well in the future.


“I can only wish the club all the best going forward, and I wish the coming coach the best of luck,” he said.


However, in a swift replacement, the club announced Kennedy Boboye as the new head coach.


Boboye takes over from Edith Agoye, who was sacked following the Owena Waves' underwhelming end to the first half of the season.


The 50-year-old tactician is one of the respected coaches in the NPFL and has won the NPFL title with Plateau United and Akwa United in the past.


He was in charge of Heartland briefly this season.


Sunshine Stars are winless in their last three games and occupy 12th place on the log with 22 points from 19 matches.

 

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