Maikaba rubbishes Plateau United exit rumour
By Sab Osuji
Plateau United technical adviser, Abdul Maikaba, has rubbished talks he is at the exit door of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, champions.
The media has been awash with speculation that the former Akwa United handler was set to quit the Tin City side, preferring to lead the Nigeria U20 National Team, Flying Eagles.
Even though Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, are yet to announce a substantive manager for the U20 side, Maikaba’s name has continued to reverbrate as most suited replacement for coach Paul Aigbogun, who was in charge when the squad flopped at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland.
But Maikaba has exclusively told Orient Sports he has no intention to part company with United. He revealed that he is preoccupied with preparing the club for the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League as well as the domestic NPFL and Aiteo Cup competitions.
“Those who are peddling the rumour that I’m leaving Plateau United, where did they say I’m going to”?, he querried rather rhethorically.
“You don’t build Castle in the tin air. If you know that one is moving out, you should as well know, or be able to tell where he is going to.
“Sab, you know me very well. I’m don’t breach any contract I sign. When I sign a contract, I try to see it through to the end. And this (with Plateau United) won’t different.
“When I came here, I signed a two-year-contract. So I still have year remaining on my contract and I’m determined to see it off. I will complete my contract terms here before anything.
“We have the continental (CAF Champions League) and the NPFL as well as the Aiteo Cup to challenge for this season and that is my focus for now. We need the best of preparation we can in order to achieve our target”, he said.