Head Coach of Sunshine Stars, Gbenga Ogunbote is optimistic about the chances of the club escaping relegation, despite a poor run of form.
Sunshine Stars fell suffered another defeat to FC Ifeanyiubah in one of week 22 fixtures of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.
Ekene Awazie’s low drive inside the opening eight minutes handed the Owena Whales another narrow defeat in the hands of the Anambra Warriors who are also fighting for their lives.
The Akure landlords remain in 17th position with just 30 points from 22 matches, but Ogunbote is upbeat about their chances of turning the campaign around.
“I thought we were going to have a break here but unfortunately we didn’t. Yes, I think we can survive relegation, we just have to take our chances; if we had taken those chances in the first half, maybe we would have been three, four goals up. We need to be calm in front of goal.
“The government is trying now to live up to their parental responsibilities to ensure that things are done to get the team motivated and I think that will boost the team; yes the government is more committed than before._
“When a team does not win the confidence level drops and is now more of a psychological problem than technical, but we will keep working on correcting this.” He said after the match.
Next for Sunshine Stars is home class against MFM FC in a Southwest derby on matchday 23.
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