Kadiri Ikhana, former Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan handler, has revealed that the club owed him a total of N3.6 million as he is set to announce his retirement from coaching.
Ikhana, who left Enyimba for the Ibadan side at the start of the current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, made the revelation while dwelling on the welfare of players and official at the club.
“It is sad that Shooting Stars management does not place any priority on the welfare of players and officials. Players are not paid; the officials, the same thing and somebody wants you to perform.”
Revealing further predicament at the club to Independent, Ikhana said: “As I speak, 3SC owes me N3.6 million; that is just my salary for the three months I spent with the club; my salary par month was N1.2 million.”
The former U-23 handler lamented that the management has not shown any concern on the payment till date: “I’m not even talking about my other entitlements and till now, I’ve not heard from the management; I was virtually catering for the players like my children before I decided to quit the job.”
However, on whether he would continue managing Nigerian clubs, Ikhana was philosophical, saying, “I’m still a coach, but I’ll make a pronouncement soon on my position.”
“I’m not getting any younger I’m about to celebrate my 70th birthday and I’ll need some rest.”