Ikhana: why I joined Enyimba

The Caf Champions League winning coach has explained his reasons for returning to the Peoples Elephant after a ten years
Newly appointed Enyimba head coach Kadiri Ikhana has expressed his happiness at his return to the Peoples Elephant for his second stint after he was lured him away from Giwa FC.

Ikhana who has coached many clubs in the country signed for Enyimba few days ago after family pressure forced his exit from Jos with a club he barely joined about three games to the end of the first stanza.

The soft spoken coach had his first stint with Enyimba in 2003/2004 season and led them to win the elusive Caf Champions League title before quitting his duty post at the end of that season before leading Kano Pillars to win the Nigeria Premier League in the 2007/2008 season.

Speaking with Goal he revealed that Enyimba's keen interest in having him to continue the job he left 10 years ago coupled with the pressure from his family for him to leave the trouble prone Jos made the decision very easy .

"It is a honour for me to be considered by Enyimba to return to the same club I left some years back. I have it fascinating and motivated to work here again.," Ikhana told Goal.

"Enyimba have the wherewithal to rise again and having spent some days here.

"I will look at the players I have here and then make recommendations if I will be needing new ones before the start of the second stanza."

The former Super Falcons tactician will work with Friday Chrisopher and Napoleon Aluma and other two coaches he inherited from the former technical crew.

Enyimba play Sokoto North in Wednesday's Federation Cup round of 64 game in Abuja. They are currently ranked fifth on the log of the premier league with 29 points from 19 matches.