The management of Sunshine Stars and Sunshine Queens on Thursday announced a three-week break for both teams after the conclusion of the 2023/2024 season.

The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, made the announcement at a meeting with players and officials of both teams and relevant stakeholders.

Yusuf-Ogunleye also commended the players, coaches, supporters club of both teams as well as sport writers and the tactical rescue committee, for a job well done.

Yusuf-Ogunleye had put in place a tactical rescue committee, comprising professionals when he resumed office as the commissioner, with the mandate to take the team out of red zone.

Sunshine Stars finished 10th on the NPFL log with 52 points.

”We are not going to play politics with selection of players for Sunshine Stars and Sunshine Queens next season.

”We will always go for best legs that will return us to where are supposed to be among the comity of teams in the country.

”Everybody must be on their toes ,no politics, no sentiment, everybody must perform their duties effectively.

”We will start preparation for a better season, we must be more serious this time; we can play continental next season, teams that qualified are not better than us,” he said.

Also, the Administrative Secretary of Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA), Mr Ijeh Bekewei, described the just concluded NPFL season as a very challenging one for the teams.


”We thank God that we are able to surmount the challenges, we are going to start on a good note next season,” he said.

All the stakeholders at the meeting urged the management of the teams to start preparation for next season early.

They also urged the teams’ management to prioritise the welfare of the players and officials.(NAN)