NPFL side Sunshine Stars on Tuesday asked the Head Coach, Duke Udi to step aside with immediate effect and former Coach of the team,Henry Abiodun to take over the team.
This was contained in a statement signed personally by the Commissioner For Sports and Youth Development,Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Akure.
Yusuf-Ogunleye said his ministry took the decision following letters received from the Ondo State Football Agency over the act of insubordination and gross misconduct of coach Udi.
The commissioner noted that management board of the club and the ministry decided to part ways with the coach after its joint meeting.
Yusuf-Ogunleye said that the management agreed that Abiodun should take over the reigns of the team till further notice.
“Following a letter received from d management board of Ondo State Football Agency on misconduct and insubordination of d head coach of d Sunshine Stars Duki Udi of a CAF Licence C category.
” The management board and the Ministry of Youth and Sports management at a joint meeting today (Tuesday) agreed that coach Duki UDdi should step aside with effect from today 13th March and the Technical Director of the team, Coach Henry Abiodun of with CAF licence A should lead d team,” the statement said.
Sunshine Stars are 17th on the NPFL log with 13 points from 12 matches and will play Yobe Deserts on Sunday in Akure.