In an exciting development ahead of the highly anticipated 2023-24 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, Sunshine Stars General Manager, Prince Tunde Ogunja, has dubbed his team’s first home match against Kano Pillars as a “propeller.” With his wealth of experience in the football industry spanning over two decades, Ogunja believes that this fixture will provide the perfect launchpad for his team’s campaign.
The Owena Waves are set to clash with Kano Pillars in what promises to be a thrilling encounter on September 9, marking the commencement of the new season. Ogunja, in a recent media interaction, expressed his optimism about the team’s prospects in the league and emphasized the importance of fostering effective synergy among all football stakeholders.
Ogunja believes that by harnessing the collective efforts of everyone involved in the sport, the NPFL has the potential to become the premier football league on the African continent within a few years. He commended the NPFL board for their proactive measures aimed at improving the overall standard of the league.
“Our opening match against Kano Pillars is definitely a propeller,” Ogunja stated confidently. “Playing against such a formidable opponent will provide our team with the impetus to quickly find their balance and deliver a convincing performance that will secure us three crucial points. I firmly believe that this victory will instill a sense of confidence in our players and set the tone for a successful season.”
As the excitement builds up for the new season, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the clash between Sunshine Stars and Kano Pillars. The match is expected to showcase the skills and determination of both teams as they vie for an early advantage in the league standings.
With Ogunja at the helm, Sunshine Stars fans have high hopes for their team’s performance this season. Drawing from his extensive experience in the football industry, Ogunja is well-aware of the importance of a strong start and the positive impact it can have on the team’s morale and overall campaign.
In addition to his role as General Manager, Ogunja also praised the efforts of the NPFL board in implementing measures to enhance the league’s appeal and competitiveness. These initiatives include the introduction of new regulations, investment in infrastructure, and the nurturing of young talents.
The NPFL, widely regarded as one of the most competitive football leagues in Africa, has witnessed significant growth in recent years. With the support of key stakeholders like Ogunja, the league aims to further elevate its status and attract more attention from both domestic and international audiences.