Kadiri Ikhana Joins 3SC, Promises Success

Kadiri Ikhana Joins 3SC, Promises Success

By Sab Osuji

Shooting Stars Sports Club on Monday announced the appointment of Kadiri Ikhana as the new technical adviser of the club, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.

Ikhana replaces Gbenga Ogunbote who has moved to Giwa FC.

Before his arrival at Shooting Stars, Ikhana parted company with Enyimba of Aba, a club he helped win the 2003 CAF Champions League and was rewarded with the CAF Coach of the Year award.

Ikhana's illustrious career at Enyimba climaxed with the 2014/2015 NPFL title, the seventh by the People's Elephant.

The Edo-born gaffer becomes the most successful coach in the domestic scene with three league titles, two with Enyimba and one with Kano Pillars.

General Manager of the club, Raheed Balogun, told Completesportsnigeria.com the choice of Ikhana was hinged on the club's ambition this term, saying Ikhana's wealth of experience will drive their success ambition.

"Ikhana is a well known coach. He has experience of the domestic league and has proven track record.

"He did it at Enyimba and Kano Pillars and it is our expectation he can do same here," Balogun said.

Ikhana said he was delighted to join the fold of one of the pioneer clubs in the country and hoped to contribute his quota to return the club to success.

"I'm happy to be part of this club at this time," he told Completesportsnigeria.com.

"3SC is one of the biggest clubs in Nigeria and Africa and it is my hope for us to return the club to its enviable position."