Ikhana Slams NFF Over Confederation Cup Ticket


The Technical Manager of Sharks FC of Port Harcourt, Kadiri Ikhana has described the decision of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to award the second slot for the Confederation Cup competition to Warri Wolves, instead of Sharks as an error of judgement.

Ikhana, who spoke in a telephone chat with Tidesports yesterday said that the decision that overlooked Sharks FC which are runners-up in the Federation Cup is “one man decision which not taken in the interest of the country.”

The Sharks FC boss said that a precedent exists in the situation and that Sharks’ case should not be different.

He noted that there was still hope for Sharks FC stating that the matter was not concluded yet.

The media officer of the club, Confidence Idaa in a related development, said the report is controversial and expressed worry why the ticket should be given to Warri Wolves instead of Sharks FC.

Waa continued that the decision to over look Sharks was political and that it remains an unfortunate and unhappy development for Nigerian football.

Tidesports however gathered that the NFF may have been informed through intensive lobby to give the continental ticket to the Warri team.

A Football Federation source told Tidesports that according to the statutes, neither Sharks nor by their positions in the league and Federation Cup and there is no law to form the basis for a fool proof decision.

“Warri Wolves may have lobbied better than Sharks,” the source stated.

Wolves ended fourth in the Globacom Premier League while Sharks ended as runners up to Enyimba in the Federation Cup.

Kadiri Ikhana
Kadiri Ikhana