NPFL: Mangut and Ogunmodede mixed reactions to Plateau and Remo clash as announces fixture re-adjustment again

NPFL: Mangut and Ogunmodede mixed reactions to Plateau and Remo clash as announces fixture re-adjustment again

Plateau United technical adviser, Mbwas Mangut believes that his team’s victory over Remo Stars will play a key role in achieving their target for the season.

Sunday Anthony’s strike gave Plateau United a 1-0 win over Remo Stars at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.

Mangut says the team showed a positive reaction after their matchday 30 defeat against Rivers United.

He pointed out that the win will keep the team focused ahead of the remaining matches in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

“The reactions showed that Plateau United are getting back our unity as a team,” he told the club’s media.

“The result will make us focus in the remaining matches of the NPFL.”

Plateau United have recorded 50 points from 31 games, and they occupy fourth position on the NPFL table.

Remo Stars head coach Daniel Ogunmodede believed Plateau United were to win the match.

 “We know how much Plateau United needed the game, they brought the fight to us,” Ogunmodede reacted in a post-match interview.

“We were able to contain them in the first half of the game. In the second half, they came out consistently putting pressure on us which we tried to contain.

“But at the end, they were lucky to go home with the maximum points and we Remo Stars were very unlucky not to get something from the game.”

Remo Stars dropped down to fifth position in the table.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, has announced there will be a re-adjustment in its calendar ahead of what is expected to be a crucial part of the season.

According to the NPFL, there will be a pause in the season after matchday 34 to allow Rivers United to play their outstanding matches.

Rivers United has a backlog of outstanding matches to be played following their involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Stanley Eguma’s side were eliminated from the competition two weeks ago after a 2-1 aggregate defeat to defending champions, USMA of Algeria.

The re-arrangement was also necessitated by the involvement of some NPFL clubs in the Federation Cup.

Matchdays 35 to 38 will be rearranged at later dates.

The 2023/24 NPFL season is expected to end next month.