Plateau United gaffer Abdu Maikaba has admitted that there’s nothing wrong in handling the NPFL title to his team if the league was not concluded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Peace Boys have been the most outstanding team in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season having opened a four-point gap over the chasing pack.
The Jos-based club has not only been solid at home but have also been brilliant on the road having picked up an impressive 12 points away from home.
However, Maikaba who joined the side from Akwa United back in 2018, believes his team has been the best thus far and should, therefore, be awarded the title if things remained the same.
The 55-year-old tactician also maintained that the other managers won’t be offended if the league organizers decided to hand them the trophy claiming they all started the season together, but his side has been the most consistent.
“I think it would be fair to hand us the NPFL title,” he told Sports Extra.
“If you look at the number of match-days, out of the 25 match-days we have been on top of the log for 21 match-days. So, I think we really deserve to be given the trophy as the winner of the league peradventure things continue like this.
Though, we don’t pray for that because we want the league to finish so that we can make sure that we satisfy ourselves as the real champions of the 2019/2020 seasons.”
“I believe we will finish and remain consistent because from the beginning of the season, we have been able to keep the distance between us and the second-place team to at least two points, but at the moment we have been able to extend the gap to four points, which I believe shows a clear sign of improvement moving towards the end of the competition.”
United who last won the title in the 2017/2018 season has amassed 49 points from 25 matches before the league was brought to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 situation.
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