Sunshine Stars of Akure Head Coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has left the Akure Gunners with immediate effect on a mutual consent the handler has revealed to Goal.com.
Justifying his action for resigning his appointment, coach Ogunbote said that he was not pressured into making any decision and only left of his own free-will to face a fresh challenge in his career.
"Yes, I am no longer with Sunshine. I have resigned my appointment and it was solely my decision I was not pressured into doing so. I want a fresh challenge and new start after what I did with the club. I am grateful with all those that made my stay worthwhile."
Life in England has certainly not been an easy ride for South African midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi.
Signed by Fulham in 2009, Dikgacoi eventually moved to Championship side Crystal Palace after making just seven Premier League starts.
He then endured a difficult debut season at Selhurst Park that was marred by a succession of injuries.
The 27-year-old from Free State was also publicly criticised by his then manager Dougie Freedman.
It was a harsh welcome to English football.
COSAFA will hold its 2012 junior men’s and women’s events under the aegis of this years Zone 6 Youth Games to be held in Lusaka from December 7-16.
COSAFA chief operations officer Sue Destombes said in a statement that the decision was taken due to operational reasons.
“In the past, the bi-annual SCSA Zone VI Games have clashed with and impacted on the COSAFA Under-20 men’s competition which has been an annual event,” Destombes said.
“For this reason, COSAFA held talks with SCSA Zone VI leadership and reached an agreement that the men’s football element of the bi-annual Games will be played at Under-17 level, whereas the Women’s competition remains at Under-20.