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Wikki Battle In Jos

Posted: Jun 25, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuike Chukwu Amogu
Plateau United will have their hands full in the week 24 battle against red-hot Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, even though the former are expected to enjoy all the home advantages.
This obviously might prove the wrong time to host the Tourists, who have only lost twice in 10 matches. This is in sharp contrast to Plateau United, who can only boast of a solitary win in 10 matches.
The Plateau State-owned side have, however, drawn six times and won once incidentally against title contenders, Rangers, in their last ten games. But against Wikki Tourists, the home side will have to be at their best to contain the visitors.
Wikki are not lacking in both the middle and the attack, as Harrison Madu has always been the man to watch in Wikki’s midfield. The player has severally destroyed opponents’ build-up and linking very well with the attackers.
He has formed a solid partnership with Abubakar Lawal and Idris Mohammed, who both ensure that lethal striker, Godwin Obaje, is not in short supply for him to do the damage.
Plateau United, on the other hand, can bank on Kabiru Umar, who will obviously continue in attack with Daddy Maurice.
Speaking ahead of the match, Abdul Maikaba, coach of Wikki Tourists, expressed happiness in his side’s good run, assuring that the players will not disappoint when they travel to Jos for the match.
“We are not the ones that like to blow our trumpets, but we are taking every match as they come while hoping to maintain our good run. Playing Plateau United at home will always be a difficult game but we hope to continue to make our fans happy,” he said.
Maikaba also said everybody in the state are already dreaming of possibly winning the title, expressing the hope that United will likely not disappoint.
Meanwhile Albert Dakup, media officer of Plateau United, while speaking to Independent, said his side will not be relegated at the end of the season. He urged the good people of Plateau State to come out en mass to support the team ahead of their clash against Wikki Tourists on Sunday.
“We will continue to work hard and ensure that this noble team is not relegated. While we respect our opponents, we are not afraid of them and we are asking the good people of Plateau State to come out in their numbers to cheer us to victory,” he said.