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NPFL: Ondo Government put Sunshine Stars up for sale

The Ondo State Government have put Nigeria Professional Football League club, Sunshine Stars up for sale.

The club is funded by the Ondo State Government.

But subsequent governments have struggled to meet their obligation over the years which has resulted in the players embarking on strike.

That has also affected the team’s performance on the pitch as they barely managed to escape relegation two seasons ago.

“The state can decide to sell the club, Sunshine Stars FC if we get the right price and most importantly if the right company that has the right experience comes on board,” the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Bamidele Ologun told reporters.

“What is important for us is to develop these sports and developing these sports doesn’t have to be done by the state or by the government.”

“We are looking at investors who will come on board and run this club professionally and these days you know money is very essential in football, it’s big business and ordinarily, the government doesn’t have anything to do with business,” he said.

Sunshine Stars made it to the semi-final of the CAF Confederation in 2011.

The Akure club also made it to the semi-final of the CAF Champions League the following year.

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