Maikaba eyes cup double for NPFL Champions after unveiling

NPFL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 20/10/2018

Abdu Maikaba has set his sight on a cup double for NPFL Champions Plateau United after unveiling as the club new coach. 

Former Akwa United boss has signed a two-year deal with the Jos based team who won the NPFL championship for the first time in their history under the guidance of Kennedy Boboye.

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Maikaba who replace departed Boboye after he quit the club last week after the expiration of his contract with Plateau United.

He said after he was presented to the media by the club hierarchy: "I hope to win the league, if possible the league and Aiteo Cup, and be on the continent with Plateau United.

"Plateau United are a great club and it is a great platform for me to show who I am as a coach.

"They will give me the managerial and government support to succeed.

General Manager of the club Pius Henwan said the management decided to hire Maikaba because they believed he has the ability to fulfil the club’s ambition he said in a statement.

"We believe that he can deliver the league title and more for the club.

"We saw the success he recorded at his former club Akwa United, where he led them to win the Aiteo Cup in 2017. We hope he will achieve the same feats with Plateau United.

Maikaba, who has previously worked at Kano Pillars, Wikki Tourists and Enyimba and winning the AITEO Cup win in 2017 with Akwa United.