Ogunbote Has Been Revealed As
Sunshine Stars’ Technical Advisor
One of the most experienced coaches in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), Gbenga Ogunbote, returned to Sunshine Stars FC yesterday for a second season with the Akure Gunners.
Ogunbote, who has worked for top clubs such as Enyimba FC, Rangers International, Shooting Stars, Kwara United, Gateway United, Giwa FC and Sharks FC, was introduced yesterday as the new Technical Advisor to the NPFL team.
Speaking at the event, the president of the Ondo State Soccer Agency (ODSFA), Sunshine Stars managers, Tajudeen Akinyemi, said that the choice of Ogunbote was reached after considering his vast experience, managing various clubs in the national top.
Due to the not-so-impressive level that the Ondo state government-owned club has descended in recent seasons, Ogunbote was tasked with reviving the team by returning the Akure Gunners to continental campaigns once again.
“We have been trying to achieve this for a few seasons, even before I was appointed (as president of ODSFA). But luckily for us, now we have him here, ”Akinyemi announced with a glow on his face.
According to Sunshine Stars FC spokesperson Chris Okunnuwa, Ogunbote thanked everyone who persuaded him to return to the team where he started, helping coach Solomon Ogbeide before becoming substantive coach for the 2011/2012 NPFL season.