The Executive Director, Ondo State Football Agency, Mike Idoko, says Sunshine Stars of Akure will perform well in the 2012/2013 Nigerian Premier League in spite of losing some of their top players.
Idoko told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Akure that the team had prepared well for the challenge of excelling during the new season.
He said the team was already a force to reckon with in the continent and the NPL for the past three seasons and would continue to give its best.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are fully prepared for this coming season though we lost some of our key players to both foreign and local teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have promoted quality players from Rising Stars and our football academy to replace those who left for foreign countries and other clubs.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I believe that the team we will parade this season will be a force to reckon with in the NPL and should be able to pick up a continental ticket,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
According to Idoko, six players were called up from Rising Stars which was equally under ODSFA while three players were promoted from the state football academy to the team.