By Gbenga Adeleye

Relegation threatened Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Sunshine Stars FC on Tuesday confirmed Ayodeji Ayeni as their new head coach after the departure of Gbenga Ogunbote last week.

Ayeni who before joining Sunshine Stars was the head coach of Nigeria National League, NNL side Ekiti United.

Ayeni after sixteen rounds of game with Ekiti United are placed third with 24 points in the NNL B1.

The former Ekiti United gaffer has taken charge immediately on a deal through the end of the season with a renewable option.

“Professionally this is a good move for me, not just because of money, but the challenge involved. I felt pains leaving my former team, It’s really was a highly emotional thing,” Ayeni told Sunshine Stars Media.

“I am just an instrument of destiny fulfilment and I know God is going to prove himself again. I must say that in football it is not over until it is over; the situation we are in presently is very redeemable.

“The team has a lot of potential and I believe if we put all hands on deck, we shall succeed.”

Sunshine Stars sit 18th in the table with 21 points from 24 games played so far.

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