By Sab Osuji:
Sunshine Stars of Akure have issued a caveat, that all their players in the various national teams are not for sale at any price.
The Akure Gunners who missed out of the top three race in the concluded season after leading the pack for a greater period of the campaign said that they are not ready to part with any of their quality players to a domestic rival in the coming 2015/2016 NPFL season.
The caveat is targeted at striker Tunde Adeniji who emerged second best striker in the concluded season with 16 goals and seven assists, just a goal behind eventual winner, Gbolahan Salami.
They are also shielding goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defender Eze Stephen and midfielder Paul Onobi who are all in the home base Super Eagles camp who are scheduled to depart Saturday January 2, 2016 for South Africa ahead the 2016 CHAN from the prying eyes of other domestic league clubs as the transfer markets blossoms.
Sunshine Stars also have the duo of midfielder Dayo Ojo and Seun Olulayo in the U-23 National team who recently won the CAF U-23 AFCON in Senegal early December 2015.
Sunshine Stars will regroup on Monday Nanuary 4, 2016 for preparation ahead the 2015/2016 NPFL season.
“The technical committee of Sunshine Stars will meet on Saturday to take a look at the club’s performances in the last season.
“After evaluating the performances, the committee will also determine the players that should be retained, dropped or recruited for the coming season.
“But for now, our position is that none of our six players in the various national teams will be sold to any club no matter the price.
“We’re talking about Tunde Adeniji, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Paul Onobi, Dayo Ojo, Seun Olulayo and Stephen Eze. They are not for sale at any price,” Wahab Bankole, spokesman of the club stated.