Sunshine Stars supremo, Mike Idoko, has saw out his contract with the club and by extension the Ondo State Football Agency (OSFA), where he is director technical and administration.
Idoko’s five-year contract came to an end this year with the football agency that runs Sunshine Stars as well as Rising Stars and Sunshine Queens.
The former Warri Wolves general manager has declared that he will not seek an extension to his contract with the agency that runs Sunshine Stars.
He also explained his reason for refusing to renew his contract.
“I am happy to announce that I have ended my contract with OSFA, the arm managing Sunshine Stars and all other football teams in Ondo State. How I wish I can remain in Akure forever.
“In my five years with the agency, I must confess the robust relationship I built with the people of Ondo State. I am particularly grateful to His Excellency, (Ondo) Governor Olusegun Mimiko for being a nationalist. Despite that I am not from Ondo State, he kept faith in me and gave me the enabling environment to work.
“Again, the current chairman of OSFA, Akin Akinbobola, has proved to be a worthy friend. He brought me to OSFA and throughout my stay, he cooperated with me and together, we achieved the little success we recorded. I have no doubt that with Akin, OSFA will be well-positioned for positive change.
“I enjoyed the work environment and the hospitality of the people. If I have my way, I wish to remain in Akure but there is a time for everything. One has to move on at a particular time in life and that is what I have just done by not my renewing contract,” Idoko said.
During his time at OSFA, Sunshine Stars finished in the semifinals of the Caf Confederation Cup and Champions League in 2011 and 2012 respectively.