By Sedara Philip
Following the move by the Ondo State Government to sell the two football clubs in the states, stakeholders have frowned against the development.
The stakeholders criticized the choice as being ill-advised and revealed that the state’s overall sports development would suffer if the state government were to move forward with the proposal.
The move was unpopular, particularly because it will reflect poorly on the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration, according to Dele Ologbese, convener of the Ondo State Football Stakeholders Forum and the first Secretary of the Ondo State Football Agency, Odsfa, in a statement issued in Akure, the state capital.
Bamidele Ologunloluwa, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, had on Wednesday stated that the government had already started looking for suitable investors for the two clubs.
Ologbese lauded Akeredolu for his accomplishments in other sectors, but he underlined that the administration’s record in the football department was not outstanding.
The forum, according to the Ologbese, was tired of wasting time arguing with the government about how to best situate the clubs for efficient management.
“It’s a high level of insensitivity and a breach of the social contract in disposing off Ondo State’s people’s treasures, the Sunshine Stars and Sunshine Queens, at a time other states in the country are striving to have teams in the Nigeria Premier Football League, Npfl, and the Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL.”