Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bosso close to Wikki return

There are strong indications that Kano Pillars gaffer, Isa Ladan Bosso, will return to his former team, Wikki Tourists, ahead of the new season, which begins in January 2012.

The Bauchi side have been without a substantive manager since Hassan Abubakar, who brought the club back to the top flight after relegation in 2010 left under cloudy circumstances.

Although Abubakar’s assistant, Yakubu Maidajin led Wikki to win the Nigeria National League title in front of their home fans, the management wants him to work under an experienced boss next term.

Bosso, who is still in charge of Pillars told that Wikki at present has an edge over other suitors.

“I’m still discussing with several teams including Kano Pillars. However, my destination will be revealed before Tuesday next week.

“The new management at Wikki wants me back and we’ve had fruitful discussions. I’ve put aside the incident that led to my initial exit,” he said to

Bosso revealed that Wikki already has a futuristic plan which looks achievable to him.

“They want a developmental approach in the Premier League. The first year is not about winning the league, but by the second year the target is to earn a continental ticket which appears realistic to me.

“I’m delighted that the state government has serious plans for the team,” the former Flying Eagles coach told

In spite of the interest from Wikki, the Niger State-born coach stated that he has enjoyed the working environment at Pillars, which has the best support in the NPL.

“I’ve had a wonderful time working at Pillars where the support for the team is different from others in the league.

Even if I have to leave Pillars, it has to be done properly because of the good people around me. There’s mutual understanding in the team,” he said.

Bosso was earlier linked to the vacant position at perennial Nigerian champions and African campaigners, Enyimba.

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