Kano Pillars relieve Kadiri Ikhana of his duties

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Four-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Kano Pillars has parted ways with their manager Kadiri Ikhana on Sunday night, Naijafootballplus.com can report.

Kano Pillars appointed the former Shooting Stars coach during the off season after ex-coach Baba Ganaru quitted his position as the club manager.

Ikhana won the first NPFL title for Kano Pillars in the history of the club in 2008, the first major title of the Northern based club.

Kano Pillars lost 1-3 to Rangers International in the NPFL Matchday 9 rescheduled encounter on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

Kano Pillars announced the news of Ikhana’s departure on Twitter

“Kadiri Ikhana has been relieved from duties as Technical Adviser by the management of Kano Pillars FC,” the club official Twitter handle tweeted.

Naijafootballplus.com sources revealed the former Enyimba International gaffer has been hospitalised since the Kano fans physically assaulted the 65-year old coach after the home defeat against Akwa United on Matchday 18.

Kano Pillars are winless in their last six league games, lost five and drawn one. Pillars and are in 12th position on the 20-team NPFL table with 24 points, three points above the bottom four.

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