Federal lawmaker, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency in company of the honourable member representing Ondo West constituency 1 at the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Tomide Akinribido, on Thursday led other football enthusiasts in Ondo State to inspire players of Sunshine Stars Football Club to victory in a crucial relegation battle decider played against Rivers United Football Club.
Adefisoye had arrived the Akure township stadium early enough to charge and give all important pep-talks to the players of Sunshine Stars before the commencement of the crucial relegation decider which the home team eventually won by a lone goal.
Meanwhile, Adefisoye had also performed the ceremonial kick-off of the match. The lawmaker had also earlier met with sunshine Stars players and officials in the dressing room where he gave all-round support and morale booster needed to clinch victory and retain a place in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
It will be recalled that Hon. Adefisoye had earlier made it a point of duty to make himself available during home matches of Sunshine Stars FC, since the Aketi Boys began the battle to retain a place in the NPFL.
Speaking after a lone goal victory by Sunshine Stars, Adefisoye said, “The qualification is no doubt an encouragement to do more for sports development in Ondo State. I salute the courage, determination and commitment of the players and officials of the team. They have worked very hard and also played with much dexterity in order to achieve this much anticipated victory for sport lovers in the state.”
More so, Adefisoye has promised to give maximum possible support to Sunshine Stars FC during the 2021/2022 league season. He also said that players of the club had done well by winning the trust of Ondo State sports loving people.
However, players of Sunshine Stars and the officials of Ondo State Sports Commission have hailed the sports loving Hon. Adefisoye for inspiring the Ondo State football team to victory.