–People’s Elephant coach hails Super Six gains
Veteran coach, Kadiri Ikhana, has described Enyimba off Aba as ‘God’s Own Club’, apparently referring to the club’s ability to wriggle out of even most difficult situations.
Enyimba, six time domestic league winners and Super Four title holders are perched third in the log after three games in the on-going Super Six in Abuja.
Issues relating to welfare delayed the two time African champions from preparing for the on-going tournament in Abuja, forcing the club to arrive Abuja two days before kick off.
Yet, they have won two games and lost just once forcing the 2003 African coach of the year to suggest performance was a special favour from God.
“We arrived Abuja two days before the start of the tournament, meaning we had only two days to prepare for the tournament and only here in Abuja.
“Standing third on the table shows we’re making gradual progress. Enyimba is indeed God’s own club.
“We’ve always had that favour to turn things around no matter how tough the odds are”, Ikhana said.
Enyimba will return to the CAF Champions League with a home clash against Benin Republic side, Buffles FC on February 15 in Aba.
And Ikhana takes positives from their participation in the super six tournament.
“The Super Six tournament is the only real preparation we’ve had to make ahead the CAF Champions League home match with Buffles FC.
“The players are still short of fitness though they are fast coming up.
“The tournament will end on Sunday, we’ll head home for Aba the following day and use the remaining 11 days for a strenuous tight, not only closed, camping for the game against Buffles”,
Ikhana who had previously coached Sharks, Kwara United and Kano Pillars said.