I was not sacked by ODSFA –Olujohungbe

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The immediate past coach of Sunshine Stars Kayode Olujohungbe has said he was not sacked by the Akure Premier League side.

He also insisted that he did not fail as coach of the Ondo State-owned club.

The management of the Ondo State Football Agency on Tuesday unveiled former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen as the new manager of the club.

The chairman of the management committee Gbenga Elegbeleye  said at the unveiling of Eguavoen and the team's new goalkeeping coach, Ike Shorunmu in Akure the duo  were  engaged to help redeem the club from relegation.

However, the committee is yet to announce if the former coach has been sacked or retained at the side.

Olujohungbe, who spoke with one of our correspondents on the telephone, said though he was no longer in charge of Sunshine,   he was still on the payroll of the ODSFA.

He said, "I was not sacked, it is the ODSFA that employed me and it is the ODSFA that controls Sunshine Stars. They have not asked me to go anywhere.

"I'm still with them. What they did was to give me a new assignment. I am not directly working with Sunshine again, so there is no problem."

A top official of the ODSFA said Olujohungbe might be redeployed to another department of the agency.

The source said, "Olujohungbe was not sacked, he is still in the service of the Agency but he has been withdrawn from the team. He has not been given any assignment for now; maybe later they will act on his matter."

With Olujohungbe in charge of the team, Sunshine is 18th in the league with 21 points after 18 matches.

He told one of our correspondents on the telephone,  "It didn't come as a shock to me because  coaching job is about hiring and firing. Everybody has a job to do to make sure that the club progresses and succeeds at the end of the season. Part of it could be the change in the coaching staff."

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