Veteran coach Kadiri Ikhana will not be in charge of Nigeria champions Enyimba when the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) kicks off next month, officials have announced.
The contract of Ikhana as the Enyimba head coach has run out and it will not be extended despite guiding them to a seventh league crown in November.
The club’s Media Officer, Farriel Alaputa, said a new coach will be announced soon.
“Kadiri Ikhana’s contract as technical adviser of Enyimba FC will not be extended. A new manager will be appointed in the coming days to replace Kadiri Ikhana and guide the team next season,” tweeted the Enyimba spokesman.
Super Eagles Assistant, Salisu Yusuf, has been in talks with top Enyimba officials to return to the seven-time Nigeria champions who will feature in the 2016 CAF Champions League.
In February, they will face Ugandan champions Vipers FC in a preliminary round of the Champions League.