Saharareporterssport– Sunshine Stars FC head coach Duke Udi has revealed that the club’s banishment in the current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by the League Management Company (LMC) to Ijebu-Ode is a blessing in disguise.
The LMC banished Sunshine Stars after the unruly behaviour of players, officials and fans in their 2-1 home loss to Plateau United in a match-day 23 of the NPFL.
Udi in a post match interview with Sunshine Stars FC Media after his side recorded their second away win of the season in a midweek fixture against Rivers United, stated that his side has been conditioned to take on any side be it home or on the road.
Udi posited: “Our banishment is like a blessing in disguise because as far as am concerned with don’t have home and that has made us always be ready to take on any side anywhere, and there has been huge improvement in the group fitness level.
“Moving forward again I want to say nothing has been secured or lost yet. I don’t care about other team as a matter of fact I wish them all well. Am just focused on my team and the plan is still to pick as much as possible points till the end of the season. 3 down now 24 more points to fight for.”
In the same vein, Sunshine Stars FC captain Sunday Abe seems to also echoed must of his coach’ sentiments during his post match interview with Sunshine Stars FC Media. “We are ready to take on any side be it home or away. On the disallowed goal?
“We have made up our mind not to lose focus because of referees’ decision. We are to always stay focus on doing our own job which is, as we can’t do be the player and the referee at the same time.” Abe stressed.