Sunshine Stars of Akure sensational midfielder, Jide Fatokun is in hot demand as three top Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs are fighting to secure his services following his impressive performance for the ‘Akure gunners’ in the 2018 abridged Nigeria Professional Football League season.
The mercurial midfielder joined Sunshine Stars in 2018 football league season from Osun United and has since cemented his position in the team with regular appearances in every match played by the Akure Gunners.
The 19 year old Jide Fatokun began his football career in his hometown in Ede, State of Osun as he was signed by the Gray’s International Football Club in 2013.
He powered the team to the finals of the State’s F.A Cup twice in his four Seasons with Gray’s FC before leaving the club in 2017.
His impressive performance during the trial at Osun United captured the attention of ex-international and the then Osun United Coach, Duke Udi who signed him for the ‘Omoluabi Giants’ in 2017 Nigeria National League football season.
Fatokun, in his only season for Osun United assisted the team to reach the quarter finals of the Aiteo Cup in 2017 and emerged as a player with the most assist for the team and for the current Super Eagles striker, Tosin Omoyele who was his teammate at Osun United.
Even as a defensive midfielder, Fatokun scored 5 goals for Osun United in 30 appearances in all competitions for the team in one season.
After an impressive season with the Omoluabi Giants, Fatokun was signed by Sunshine Stars of Akure in 2018 and has since become and integral part of the ‘Akure Gunners’.