Nkiyu returns to Wikki Tourists as assistant coach

Coach Bala Nikyu, who guided Nigeria’s Flamingoes to the U17 Women’s World Cup a month ago, has returned to Wikki Tourists to assist Mohammed Babaganaru.

He was considered ahead of Mansur Abdullahi and Bernard Ogbe.

Nikyu said: “It is a familiar ground. I am used to Bauchi as I have worked there previously and so going back there is like visiting Kafanchan local government, where I am from.

“I pray to contribute positively to see how we can improve on the great work coach Abdul Maikaba have done at the club.”

He was at Wikki in 2007 when he assisted Coach, Ladan Bosso and was really in charge of that team as Bosso was mostly on national assignment with the U20 team.

Nikyu was also the former SEC FC coach from 2003 to 2005, where he took the Abuja club to the quarterfinal of Federation Cup.

He guided Nasarawa United to the NPFL and has previously handled Niger Tornadoes and Plateau United.



Aisha JM