Coach Kadiri Ikhana has quit his position as the Technical Adviser for four-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Kano Pillars.

Media officer of the Pyramid City outfit, Idris Malikawa stated in a press release that though they got the information on Ikhana's resignation through the media late Sunday night; the club nevertheless thanks the former Nigeria international for his positive contribution while in charge.

Malikawa said Ikhana was not in Enugu for Sunday's rescheduled fixture against Rangers which they lost 3-1 but after the match he communicated his decision to some journalists and club officials.

"The management of Kano Pillars FC accepted his resignation in good fate and wish him full recovery from the sickness which he said is the reason he quit his job," Malikawa said.

He assured that the relationship between the club and the 65-year old coach will be sustained.

On the issue of the possible replacement, Malikawa said that will be decided within the week. 

He said the players have been given a five day mid season break.

Fans of the club have been asked to remain patient with the board as it explores options to see that the club status is revived in the second stanza of the league.

Last week, coach Ikhana was assaulted by fans of Kano Pillars after they were defeated by Akwa United at the Sani Abacha stadium.

Pillars are placed 12th on the table with 24 points from 19 matches.