New ODSFA technical director begins work

THE newly appointed Technical Director of the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA), Paul Ashworth has resumed formal duty.

   The English man, who is expected to head the technical and coaching departments of the agency, received a warm reception from management and staff of the agency on arrival at the Caring Heart Football Village office of the agency.

   Welcoming him, Chairman of the agency, Akin Akinbobola, who expressed his joy at having the foreign technocrat in the state, promised to provide the enabling environment for him to succeed in the new assignment.

 Represented by the Secretary, Lateef Fabunmi, the agency boss stressed the need for all stakeholders to give maximum cooperation and support to the new technical director.

  Responding, Ashworth, who could not hide his joy, said he chose Ondo State ahead of other states because of the vision of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to make the state envy of rivals in the area of football development.

   The English man promised to do his best to achieve the set objectives and solicited for maximum cooperation from the football stakeholders.

Ashworth, who is in a second stint in Nigeria after being previously in charge of the Kwara Football Academy as director, has already met with players and officials of Sunshine Stars and Sunshine Queens at their training sessions in Akure.   

Addressing players of both teams, the technical director spoke on the need for them to be committed and disciplined.

   According to him, success cannot be achieved without some sacrifice, adding that hardwork, determination and self discipline are important.

   Reacting, some members of the teams (players) while expressing their joy at having the foreign coach in the state as technical director promised to show high level of professionalism in a bid to realise the set objectives.



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