Former Nigeria international, Kadiri Ikhana is to earn N2.5 million (about $16,000) a month as new coach of the country’s women’s team.


Kadiri Ikhana to be Falcons coach

The former Kano Pillars and Kwara United coach agreed this pay with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at his interview Thursday in Abuja.

The board of the NFF are expected to announce Ikhana’s appointment next week. specially gathered that the salary was improved from an earlier offer of N2 million.

Ikhana has not handled a female team, but he insisted that this would not be a drawback in his new challenge because it is still football.

“There is no special skill in coaching a female team,” Ikhana told

“There is really not much difference in male and female football because they operate on the same rules and regulations.

“All I have got to do is instil discipline in the team and ensure they are fit and play according to instructions.”

The likes of Paul Hamilton and Godwin Izilien made a success of their stints with the female national team despite lacking previous experience in women’s football.

The experienced coach also promised that the Falcons will resume their dominance of African football after the recent slips to Ghana and Cameroon.

“I can assure you that the Falcons will be back dominating African football as was the case before,” he said.

The African champions are set to defend their crown at the African Women’s Championship in Equatorial Guinea later this year.


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