Daily Trust (Abuja)

19 November 2012

Nigeria: Ikhana's Resignation Was the Right Decision - NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has described as the right thing, the decision by former Super Falcons' handler Kadiri Ikhana to resign his post after a woeful outing at the just concluded Africa Women Championship held in South Africa.

NFF General Secretary Barrister Musa Amadu, who stated this in a chat with reporters on Saturday at the Abuja National Stadium, said he was not surprised that Ikhana resigned his position because of the dismal showing of the Nigerian team at the African women soccer show.

Amadu, who stated that some members of the team were not worth being in the team, said the Federation would review the team's outing in South Africa and take far reaching measures to improve its fortunes, including tinkering with entire technical crew and building a new national team.

"I wouldn't say I was surprised with Ikhana's resignation but it was a dismal performance and based on the poor performance of the team in Equatorial Guinea, it was an honorable thing to do, and I must commend Ikhana for doing the right thing. Having done that, we must start to rebuild the team.

"Obviously, you can't say Ikhana was the whole problem of the team; it is obvious that there are quite a number of players that have passed their prime and we must begin to have another team in place.

"We will do an assessment of the totality of the team; we will do a total overhaul of the technical crew and the players", said Amadu.

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