Controversy trails alleged sale of Sunshine Stars, Akinbobola refute claims

Written by on September 11, 2021

By Abanikanda Leo-Olagbaiye

Former Chairman of Ondo State Football Agency and Director General of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Akinsola Akinbobola has cleared the air on the misrepresentation going round that the Ondo State Government has signed a five years agreement with Benny Kings way Global LTD on management of the club.

Akinbobola while speaking with newsmen in Akure said the state  government have not entered into such agreement with Benny Kingsway Global LTD on the management of the club, according to him the State Government only partnered with Kika Sports Logistics which was facilitated by Benny Kings way Global towards sourcing funds, equipment and bringing in foreign scouts and other facilities for Sunshine Stars football Academies, which would be established in all the 18 Local Governments of the State. 

The former ODSFA boss noted that Benny Kingsway only facilitated the partnership and have nothing to do with the management of Sunshine Stars FC as its mandate is to arrange reputable sponsors for Sunshine Stars Academies which soon be made public in each Local government in Ondo State adding that adverts on the Sunshine Stars football Academy would be rolled out on all news media within and outside the state very soon.

Conflicting reports had earlier emerged that the Ondo State  Government had entered into a five year deal with Benny Kingsway Global Limited to manage Sunshine Stars International FC of Akure. 

,According to reports, the signing ceremony was  performed at the Government Office Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo State.

Chief amongst those present at the event were the Deputy Governor Honourable Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the Chieftaincy Executive Officer of Benny Kingsway global limited, Mr Divine Ogbonaya. 

In line with the deal Benny Kingsway was agreed to among other things oversee signing of players, payment of salaries and remit an agreed percentage to the state government.

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