30th May, 2012
Sunshine Stars goalkeeper, Segun Oluwaniyi is confident the club can consolidate on the giant strides they have made in the past two seasons, when they finished third and second respectively in the premier league.
It has been a mixed fortune for the Akure club so far this term, with progress in the Champions League being followed by some poor results in the local league such as the home draw against Jigawa Stars, but Oluwaniyi told SuperSport.com that the time has come for them to move up a step and gun for a trophy.
“The club can be proud of the progress it has made recently, but we can even go a step further by winning something because we have the players as well as experience to get the job done,” he said.
“It has been a little bit difficult in the league, but we have some outstanding matches and hopefully we would claw our way back to where we belong.
“We must not rest on our oars in the CAF Champions League, but work hard to get more results on the road like the one in Bamako against Djoliba.
“We are in a tough group, but with determination, we could make it to the semifinals and possibly go all the way,” he added.
Sunshine Stars are 12th in the Nigeria Premier League after taking just a point from their last three matches, and have been drawn in Group A of the Champions League, which has the Tunisian pair of Esperance and Etoile du Sahel, as well as ASO Chlef of Algeria.