NPFL20: Maikaba unhappy with goalless draw

NPFL20: Maikaba unhappy with goalless draw

Plateau United boss, Abdu Maikaba, is not the happiest of men at the moment after his side dropped two points at MFM on Sunday in Agege.

United earned what seems a valuable away point at the Soccer Temple following a goalless affair with their hosts, Mountain of Fires and Miracle Ministries Football Club, MFM.

The league leaders (heading into the clash at Agege) dominated proceedings from start to finish but were unable to find a way past an obdurate MFM backline despite creating the best opportunities to do so.

Speaking after the match, Maikaba told ACLSports.com that he was quite unhappy with the outcome of the game as his team trained very hard to win.

“Actually, I cannot say that I am happy about the result, ” he told YourSportsMemo.

“We worked so hard to come here and pick (the) three points to consolidate at the top of the log. But now, we don’t know what happened as we couldn’t score our goals and at the end, zero, zero.”

“My team played very well, created the chances but couldn’t score and the penalty in the first half, which the referee didn’t give us for no reason. I believe these would have changed the result of the game. But we thank God for the point we have got.”

With the result at Agege, Plateau dropped to second on the log, two points behind new leaders, Lobi Stars, who defeated Nasarawa United 2-1 in their game also on Sunday.

However, despite the setback, Maikaba says the league is far from over and the objective for his club remains to lift the title.

“I don’t think it (the draw) has changed our objective, ” Maikaba added.

“We are not even half-way through in the league. It is a work in progress, to me, and we will continue to correct our mistakes and see whether we can be able to pick some valuable results in the remaining away games.”

Up next for Maikaba and Plateau United, they return to the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos where they host third-placed team, Rivers United in the NPFL.

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