The Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars, Kabiru Dogo on Tuesday apologised to the fans of the football team for not getting the team to play Super VI playoffs as planned.
Dogo tendered the apology at meeting with the newly-inaugurated executives of the Ondo State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Akure.
The coach said he had shifted his focus to the AITEO Cup, hoping that the team could find redemption in the competition.
Dogo said he was happy to escape relegation, because, “abridged league is one of the hardest leagues in the world’’.
“I have not been able to achieve what I planned to achieve here. Sunshine is a very good team with a lot of followers.
“I took the challenge to see why they (Sunshine) are struggling and I have seen the issues with the team and the issues can be rectified.
“We started the season very well, if not for some problems. I have a good relationship with the management and everyone in the club.
“In the last five years, I have been in three semi-finals and a final of AITEO Cup, so I am hopeful of a good outing in the competition, ‘’ Dogo said.
He, however, apologised to the LMC football agency and the state government on behalf of suspended Head Coach, Kayode Julius, over a brawl that occurred during a league match between Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars goalkeeper.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kayode Julius was suspended for one year over the altercation before the home match between Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars.
Reacting, SWAN Chairman in the state, Wahab Bankole assured Dogo and the management of the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) of maximum support and constructive criticism to achieve success.