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“Incompetence Costs Bareje Plateau Utd Job”

Posted: May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Steve Oma-Ofozor


Zachary Baraje, a former Plateau United, coach was recently shown the exit door by his employers over alleged incompetence and high handedness.
An inside source from the united camp, on Wednesday told Independent that, “Bakaraje shot himself on the foot and management felt they were done with him.”
The source said further, “Unfortunately, when management is tired of a coach, it looks for every mistake to nail him. We drew against Rangers in Enugu and Ikorodu in Lagos and El Kanemi held us at home; is that enough to sack him?
Baraje, who got the Jos side’s job on the merit of his achievement as Akwa United coach, was tipped to be a huge success when he took over Plateau United.
Unfortunately, the Plateau terrain was too rough for him to operate, as United is presently 21 points on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
According to another source, who preferred anonymity, “The problem with our coaches is that most of them have failed to upgrade themselves in order to be updated on the latest technique in the round leather game. They believe that the only way to get the best out of their players is to subject them to hours of physical training, the source said.”
Speaking further on Baraje’s relationship with players, he said, “You can imagine that after every hectic journey, Coach Baraje usually subjects players to rigorous training routines, which isn’t done in some clubs. The players hardly rest. You always notice that when we are playing at home, we are usually fatigued
“Baraje doesn’t understand the mentality of these boys and it was obvious in the way he reacted to them when faced with pressure.”