Plateau Utd must retain NPFL slot —Baraje

Plateau United head coach, Zachary Baraje has said his main priority right now after the Federation Cup loss to league leaders, Wikki Tourists is to secure the side top-flight status quo.

The Tin City landlords will be the guests of Lobi Stars in tomorrow’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 27 clash at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.

Baraje said he is giving the encounter at the Pride of Benue an undivided attention to make up for the ouster in the Federation Cup as well as shore up their uncomfortable position on the log.

“Yes, we are adequately preparing for the NPFL matchup at Lobi Stars on Sunday in Makurdi.

“We cannot continue to cry over spilt milk over the Federation Cup ouster in round of 16 clash.

“Right now my work has been reduced to securing the side top-flight status quo at the end of the season.

“We are determined to fight the battle with all our whole strengths and more to ensure it ends in success.

“We have pushed the Federation Cup loss behind us more so when we are convinced that we did not lose the tie to Wikki Tourists but the referee.

“However, I take consolation in the impressive performance of the players in the Cup encounter.

The NPFL match at Lobi Stars is going to be real battle as both sides are somehow drowning.

“We will fight for the whole three points at stake as we no longer have the luxury to lose any further points in the remaining matches on the calendar,” the former Enyimba and Akwa United coach told supersport.com.

The NPFL newcomers are 16th on the log with 30 points 13 behind league leaders, Wikki Tourists.