Ondo State considers sale of Sunshine Stars FC


The Ondo State Government has confirmed that it would consider selling Sunshine Stars should the right offer come for the football club.

Recall that the club represented Nigeria on the continent in 2011 and even made it to the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup, losing by a lone goal, over two legs, to Club Africain.

The Akure based club also got to the semi final of the CAF Champions League a year later (2012) and only lost to eventual champions, Al Ahly, 4-3 on aggregate.

They have, however, endured contrasting fortunes over the years and narrowly escaped relegation two seasons ago in the NPFL.

With the administration governing the affairs of the Ondo state government, making it clear that they cannot afford to continue funding the club, they have finally resolved to sell off the club.

“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 Commissioner for Sports Bankole Ologun disclosed.

“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.”


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