AFCON Qualifier: Ikhana Won’t Lose Sleep Over Eagles

With the Nigerian team putting finishing touches to their preparation for this weekend’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles, veteran coach Kadiri Ikhana says he is not expecting much from the team.

Ikhana, a household name in the country’s football, believes the Eagles have not really fared badly in the championships they featured in this year, as as such, he is not expecting too much from them when they confront the Pirates of Seychelles on Saturday.

Ikhana who spoke to, said: “For the Super Eagles, they will play the game based on their current status but I’m not expecting the players in camp to give more than their capacity.

“I believe the coach is doing his best to raise a good team over there but what can the German do in a situation where some key players withdrawn at the last minute due to injuries and other excuses. I wish them well all the same”.

The former national player who has managed CAF Champions League winners Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Kano Pillars and some of the big clubs in Nigeria, says he is still on sabbatical but promised to bounce back to the football scene soon.

“Football is my life and so I’m not retiring yet, I eat and drink football and just like an old soldier, I will keep giving my best to lift the game of football in my country and Africa as a whole till my last breath”, Ikhana told

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