Wikki fire 10 players, sign 18 Wikki fire 10 players, sign 18
Premier League club Wikki Tourists  have fired 10 players ahead of the upcoming season. According to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, the... Wikki fire 10 players, sign 18

Premier League club Wikki Tourists  have fired 10 players ahead of the upcoming season.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, the Bauchi team retained  21 players and signed 18 new ones.

Spokesman for the side  Bala Kurba  said the club   decided to  retain the services of Falconets coach  Bala Nikyu as their manager while Bwasit Mangut would continue as his assistant.

Kurba said, “Some of the new players are  Ishaq Giwa, Mustapha Abdullahi, Nafiu Kabuga, Bala Zakka, Rabiu Musa and Ibrahim Pius, who moved from Gombe United and Katsina United respectively. The first four players joined from Kano Pillars.”

He said Wikki signed  Bature Yaro form Nasarawa United, Chinedu Iroko from Heartland, Ezekiel Thompson from Warri Wolves  and Sadiq Abubakar  from  Golden Sports Academy of Jos.

Kurba, who is also Vice-Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Bauchi Chapter, said the club had paid the players their  signing-on fees, and have started receiving their November  salaries.

He expressed  confidence that the bunch of talented players would put the club in a better position to compete favourably for the league title this season.

Nurudeen Adegbenro