11 November 2012

Nigeria: Sunshine's Ajani Unfazed About Coach Abimbola

Sunshine Stars' forward, Ajani Ibrahim said he is not bothered at the change of guard at his side for the 2012/2013 league season.

The Akure Gunners during the week announced former assistant coach of the Flying Eagles, Samuel Abimbola as manager in place of departed Gbenga Ogunbote.

Ajani said as professional he is committed to his work irrespective of the coach in-charge.

"I learnt the management has hired a new manager, Samuel Abimbola. We're yet to meet with him. I know he's a nice coach.

"We'll work with him as we did to the former manager, Gbenga Ogunbote.

"The change won't affect my attitude or commitment to the game. It's the normal routine with clubs, it doesn't demand players' opinion, you can only walk away if you felt strongly about the coach in-charge.

"As a player I'll continue to work with whoever that is assigned to the team as coach as long as I'm a Sunshine Stars' player.

"Hopefully when we resume camp for the new season on Monday we'll know more and interact with the new manager," he said to supersport.com.

The petite goal poacher said he is still a bona fide Sunshine Stars' player.

"I'm still a Sunshine Stars' player as we speak and will resume on Monday for the new league season.

"We'll be targeting the league title in the coming season and quick return to the continent.

"We gave the title the best chase but failed to clinch it, we'll want to give it another run and be rest assured we won't miss it again," he said.

The Akure-based side exited in the semifinals of this year's Caf Champions League and did not secure a continental ticket at the out gone 2011/2012 league season.

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