Plateau United suspends Coach Baraje
Ikhana explains decision to quit 3SC
Jos side, Plateau United, has suspended Head Coach, Zakary Baraje, following their unimpressive performance in the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League, reports supersport.com.
Plateau United, who returned to the elite class this season, came from behind to hold El-Kanemi Warriors to a 1-1 draw on Sunday at the Rwang Pam Stadium.
Baraje joined the club early this season as replacement for Bala Nkiyu, who was appointed coach of the national women U-17 team, the Flamingoes.
Plateau United are currently 14th on the NPFL table after 17 matches.
Club legend and former captain, Victor Wikadson, will take charge of the side pending when Baraje’s fate is decided.
Plateau United have raked in 21 points from 17 games so far but have drawn their last four games – two at home and two away.
Meanwhile, Coach Kadiri Ikhana has revealed that he left Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) due to the attitude of the club’s managers.
Ikhana joined the Oluyole Warriors at the beginning of this season.
Among other things, Ikhana said the club’s failure to formalise his contract half way into the season and the hardship faced by the players, forced him to look form pasture elsewhere.
“The players do not get their salaries as well as match bonuses and I have not been given a contractual paper; that means I was never employed.
“I believe the factors mentioned above are too weighty and enough for one to resign his appointment. The reasons stated have made it too difficult to get positive results in the ongoing top flight. How do you expect good responses from the players on an empty stomach.