Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Kadiri Ikhana quits Falcons

Written by SuperSports 

kadiri IkhanaKadiri Ikhana has resigned as coach of the Nigerian women’s national team, the Super Falcons.
Ikhana led the Super Falcons to their worst ever finish in the history of the Africa Women’s Championships (AWC) when they finished in 4th place at the 2012 edition in Equatorial Guinea.
The former Sharks and Enyimba coach resigned in Abuja on Monday and said that even though the target set for him in his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was achieved at the AWC, he resigned for his failure to meet his personal target of lifting the trophy.
“I want to apologise to Nigerians for the outcome of the team’s performance and I accept full responsibility of the result (at the AWC),” Ikhana said
Kadiri was mandated in his contract signed on April 1, 2012 to among other things, lead the Super Falcons to the semifinals of the 2012 AWC.
He said not fulfilling his personal desire to bring the trophy to Nigeria from the championship informed his decision to quit the stage, stressing that he will continue to support the development programme of the federation as a Nigerian as he is of the opinion that the nation has the potentials to take the centre stage in world football.
Meanwhile, the NFF has denied knowledge of Ikhana’s resignation.
A member of the NFF’s technical committee and former national team captain, Christian Chukwu said the development was news to him.
“I am hearing this for the first time. I am in Enugu right now and I have yet to hear that and I m just hearing this for the first time,” Chukwu told supersport.com.
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