Kadiri Ikhana returns as Kano Pillars coach

The veteran coach will rejoin the Kano-based outfit as technical adviser for the third time after he led them to their first ever title eight years ago

Coach Kadiri Ikhana has been reappointed  technical adviser of Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars.

The 64-year-old returns to take charge of the Sai Masu Gida for the third time since helping them to clinch their first-ever Nigerian league championship in 2008.

Tukur Babangida's led management  has ratified the re-engagement of Ikhana which takes immediate effect following the exit of former coach Mohammed Babaganaru.

"Kadiri Ikhana has been reappointed as the coach of Kano Pillars by the management board," Idris Malikawa told Goal.

"He was appointed after a board meeting and he will be unveiled in two days time [on Tuesday] in Kano. 

"This is the third time will be having Ikhana as the coach and we are very confident he will bring the could back to where we truly belong as title contenders next season."