New Plateau United boss, Maikaba | Daily Post Ng
New Plateau United boss, Maikaba | Daily Post Ng

Former coach of Akwa United, Abdu Maikaba has been unveiled as the new Technical Adviser of Nigerian Profesional Football League (NPFL) side, Plateau United.

Maikaba stirred The Promise Keepers to glory at the last Aiteo Cup.

Maikaba quit his role as coach of Wikki Tourist to sign a two-year-contract with Akwa United in 2016.

Since July 2018, there have been strong speculations that the former Kano Pillars and Enyimba Assistant Coach will be headed for Plateau. All those rumours have now been put to bed with the latest development.

Ex-International, Kennedy Boboye left his role as coach of Plateau United last week following the expiration of his two-year contract.

The former Abia Warriors and Sunshine Stars trainer made history in his first year with the Jos club by guiding them to a first-ever NPFL championship.

However, Plateau United failed to qualify for the group stage of both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup this year under the tactician.

Plateau have lost several top stars this past season. They also failed to go past the group stage of this year’s Aiteo Cup after they were upstaged by Katsina United.

Boboye has been appointed as one of the coaches for the Nigeria U23 National team, while Maikaba also spends time with the national U20 team – the Flying Eagles. Both are two of the finest tacticians currently in the land.

Plateau United logo
Plateau United logo

The club, Plateau Utd

Before 1991, Plateau United were known as the JIB Strikers FC.

The name “Plateau United” was the former name of their cross-town rivals, Mighty Jets.

They were promoted to the Nigeria Premier League for the 2010–11 season by winning on the last day against Mighty Jets, but were relegated back the next year on the last day. They were promoted back to the top league on the last day of the 2015 season. Apart from their last achievement in the League, they are also one-time winner of the Nigerian FA Cup (now Aiteo Cup).

 

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