The management of Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United Football Club of Jos says its target next season is to reach the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League.
General Manager of the club, Pius Henwan stated this while briefing newsmen on the team’s preparations ahead of the 2021 soccer season.
Henwan explained that having featured in the the 2018 edition of the the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup, where the team failed to qualify for the lucrative group stage of the competitions, he said all machineries are been put in place to ensure a successful outing in the competiton this time around.
The experienced sports administrator disclosed that as a first step towards realising the objectives, the club have recruited six tested and experience players to fortify the team, while seven players have been dropped due to the expiration of their contracts.
Also dropped are those who did not get enough playing time in the team.
He pointed out that two more players are expected to join the team soon, as management intensifies preparations before the commencement of sporting activities.
On rumours making the rounds that team’s head coach, Abdul Maikaba is eyeing the Flying Eagles job, Henwan confirmed emphatically that the Kano-born soccer tactician is staying put in Plateau United for the next two years to enable him continue with the good work he started with the team two years ago.
As for the venue of the team’s CAF Champions League matches, the General Manager assured that efforts are on by the Plateau state government to refurbished the Rwang Pam Stadium to CAF requirements to enable the team play its home matches there.
Henwan appealed for more support to the team as they prepare to fly the country’s flag in the CAF Champions League, assuring that the club is fully focused to put smiles on the faces of soccer loving Nigerians.