Dele Ajiboye insists he is Plateau United number goalkeeper despite playing few games in this season’s Nigeria professional football league season.
The experience Goalkeeper revealed he struggled with fitness this season, after missing the team’s pre-season training, but in his absence young Chinedu Anozie has impressed, playing most of the game for the peace boys.
However contrary to what many believed, Ajiboye insisted that he has not lost his place in the team and remain the first choice.
“I am still the number one for my team, but it just that when the team went for pre-season am not around”. he told www.brila.net.
“I start keeping in week seven and If anybody thinks that way ( lost my place in the team), I can’t change that, because in Nigeria we believe that anybody that is playing or keeping is number 1”
“I went to the USA , then when I came back, it was difficult for me to get my fitness back, but thanks to all my coaches and my teammate that make it be possible for me nearing my best again.” He said.
Meanwhile, The 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner heaped praises on Chienedu Anozie who is the goalkeeper with most clean sheets (ten) this season, describing him as a good talent, and added that they have enjoyed some protection from their defenders.
“Anozie is a good goalkeeper as well but I always thank our defender because they are ready to work for the team so they make things easy for we goalkeeper”.
Dele Ajiboye is on course for his second league title with Plateau United, they are currently sitting on top of the Nigeria professional football league table, before the suspension of the league due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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