The Ondo State government has disbanded the players, technical crew and other supporting staffs of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure.
The Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Mr Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, in a statement on Tuesday, in Akure, said that the mass sack was on the order of the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu.
“It has become necessary to dissolve the technical crew, technical pool staff and players of the Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure.
“It is on record that the team managed to escape relegation last season and ended up in the 18th position out of the 20 teams that participated at the just concluded football season.
“However, the crises that rocked the NFF during the season gave automatic ticket to all the teams for the new season saved Sunshine Stars from being relegated.
“In view if these poor performances, it has become necessary to reposition the team for better performance during the forthcoming season,” the statement says.
According to him, the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) will be in charge of repositioning the team for effectiveness and better performance.
Yusuf-Ogunleye appreciated the efforts and contributions of the affected staff to the team over the years and assured that their entitlements would be paid.