Nigeria Professional Football League side Sunshine Stars on Tuesday unveiled Gbenga Ogunbote as their new manager.
It’s Ogunbote’s second spell at the club, having also managed the Akure-based side in 2012, and helping them reach the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Ondo State Football Agency, which oversees the affairs of Sunshine, announced Ogunbote’s appointment at the Ondo State Games Village in Akure, the state capital.
Speaking at the event, ODSFA chairman, Tajudeen Akinyemi, said the choice of Ogunbote was due to his vast experience in managing top clubs in the country.
Akinyemi added that the main assignment for the coach was to return the team to the continent.
He said, “We’ve been trying to get him for some seasons now, even before I was appointed, but luckily for us, we have him here now.”
Ogunbote, who managed Lobi Stars last season, is hopeful of helping the club return to their glory days.
“When we were here during my first spell, Sunshine Stars were ranked third best in Africa, but the reverse is the case now. We can make it work back,” the former Enyimba manager said.