Ondo - Sunshine Stars FC of Akure on Wednesday in Abuja announced the appointment of Samuel Abimbola as its new Technical Adviser.
The club said in a statement by its Manager, Patrick Ngwaogu that
Abimbola would take over from Gbenga Ogunbote, who resigned from the
position for personal reasons.
It said that Abimbola, who was an Assistant Coach to the National
U-20 team until recently when he was unceremoniously dropped, beat other
coaches in an interview for the position in Akure on Monday.
The statement said that Abimbola, who was chosen ahead of much
favoured Ladan Bosso and John Obu, would be formally unveiled at the
weekend in Akure.
"Born 50 years ago, Abimbola was an Assistant Coach to the National
U-17 team that won the silver medal at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in
"He also assisted John Obu to win the Africa U-20 Youth Championship
in 2011 and to reach the quarter-finals of the U-20 World Cup in
Colombia the same year."
It noted that Abimbola was the immediate past technical adviser of
the City of David (COD) FC of Lagos, a national division one club.
"He has also handled Gateway FC of Abeokuta where incidentally, he also took over from Gbenga Ogunbote," the statement said.
It noted that Abimbola was a former chairman of the FCT chapter of
the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, coach of Finance United FC,
Court of Appeal FC, Access FC and Central Bank FC, all of Abuja.
The statement said that as technical adviser, his major task will
be to lead Sunshine Stars back to the continent at the end of the
2012/2013 football season.