13 November 2012

Nigeria: Contract to Decide Ikhana's Fate

NFF Technical Committee member, Christian Chukwu has said the fate of Kadiri Ikhana as Super Falcons' manager will be determined by the terms of his contract.

Ikhana signed a four-year contract with a monthly salary of N3 million (about $19,108) with the football house in April this year and was handed the requirement to win the AWC title in 2012, 2014 and 2016 as well as gold at the next All Africa Games and qualify the team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The former Enyimba manager guided the beaten Cup holders, Falcons to their worst finish at the just concluded 8th AWC in Equatorial Guinea won by the hosts.

Chukwu said it will be too presumptuous to pass judgement on the embattled coach without reference to the condition of his contract with the football governing body in the land.

"Ikhana's contract will determine his fate. It's too early to make incisive remarks on that until we've sat down with him to review what transpired in Equatorial Guinea.

"We had high hope that we'll cart away the trophy for the seventh time, I don't know what went wrong. We need to wait for their arrival back to the country to do a detailed post-mortem.

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