Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ikhana takes over at Nasarawa United

Ex-Super Falcons head coach, Kadiri Ikhana, has taken charge of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Nasarawa United.

Ikhana, who has handled Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Kwara United and Sharks in the past, resumed on Wednesday and was in charge of two training sessions held in Lafia for the Solid Miners.

Chairman of Nasarawa United, Barrister Isaac Danladi, told that Ikhana agreed to a "short-term contract" to handle the Lafia club's last 12 league matches.

Ikhana has been saddled with the responsibility of saving Nasarawa United from being relegated to the Nigeria National League (NNL) at the end of this season.

"Mr Kadiri Ikhana has resumed at the club already. His appointment is with immediate effect and he agreed to a short-term contract that will see him manage the team for the remaining part of the season.

"He met with the squad on Wednesday and took charge of the morning and evening training sessions with the players and backroom staff," said Danladi to

The Nasarawa United chief also disagreed with reports suggesting that former head coach, Alphonsus Dike and his assistant, Adams Usman were sacked.

He told that the two coaches have been placed on indefinite suspension.

"Mr Alphonsus Dike and Mr Adams Usman are on indefinite suspension as recommended by the management at the moment," he disclosed.

Dike and Usman were handed a two-match deadline to salvage Nasarawa United's crumbling season before they were sent on indefinite suspension.

Nasarawa United currently have 33 points after 26 rounds of matches and also sit in the bottom four of the NPFL standings.
Ikhana's first game as Nasarawa United head coach will away to Gombe United this weekend.

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