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Kano Pillars set to announce Ikhana’s replacement

Kano Pillars FC has revealed that it will soon announce a substantive coach to replace Kadiri Ikhana, who recently parted ways with the club.

Kadiri-Ikhana

Coach Kadiri Ikhana

The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit, Pillars, on Monday, April 25, 2017 accepted the resignation of its former handler, who stepped down after an attack.

Ikhana suffered from his team’s fight in a previous league game, causing him injuries. The team’s Media Officer, Idris Malikawa, said the club has thanked Ikhana for his contributions while wishing him a speedy recovery.

Malikawa added that Pillars would maintain their usual cordial relationship with the veteran coach.

Meanwhile, former Plateau United coach, Zakare Baraje, has been touted to take over as new coach of Kano Pillars, but Malikawa said the report is false.

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“Up till now, we have never contacted anybody, as we don’t have any coach on our minds. We are going to study the situation and sit down with our technical crew and analyse our situation and then take their advice and suggestions before making a statement,” he said.

Some re-scheduled matches in the NPFL will be decided on Wednesday.

Rangers International of Enugu, which is currently languishing at the bottom of the log, will try Wikki Tourists of Bauchi for size.

Tourists will be without Coach Babagana Roku, who was recently sacked for poor performance.

Rivers United, fresh from the CAF Confederation Cup victory against Rayos Sporting of Rwandan, will be playing away against Katsina United.
The NPFL is currently on mid-season break and will resume on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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By Felix Simire

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