Technical Adviser of title-chasing Plateau United Kennedy Boboye says he has been able to prove his critics wrong following the impressive run of the ‘Peace Boys’ in the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Boboye’s side are comfortably on top of the NPFL standings with 62 points from 34 matches, 6 points clear of second-placed MFM FC, with just four rounds of games left until the end of the current campaign.
The former Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors coach was heavily criticized at the beginning of the season for losing momentum at his previous sides during the second stanza of the season despite making a good start.
But in an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com, the 43-year old was quick to explain that those criticisms were not factual.
“People that are saying Boboye’s Sunshine (Stars) and Abia Warriors…… they don’t have their facts,” he said.
“In Sunshine, I was with Sunshine until the last day we played our league match with Enyimba. We drew in that game and that was why we didn’t get the continental ticket. It wasn’t a bad season for Sunshine.”
“It was only in Abia Warriors that I came and after some time, myself and the management, things weren’t working out fine the way I expected it to be, and I just simply resigned.”
“So people should be talking with facts before they make statements.”
Plateau United are aiming to win the NPFL title for the first time in their history and are just 10 points away from achieving the feat but Boboye insists there is still work to be done as his wards are not carried away.
“We will just keep working hard; keep fighting because we are not there yet. Until the last day of the league (season), that is when we will know where we are.”
“We are not big-headed; we are just keeping our heads cool to make sure we fight and get everything we intend getting in each game we go out to play.
“We are not moved; we’ll still be working hard to get what we want,” he concluded.
Aside from leading the standings, Plateau United have been outstanding statistically:
18 – Highest number of wins this season.
46 – Highest number of goals scored.
21 – Least number of goals conceded (best defense).
25 – Best goals difference.
8 – Least number of losses.
13 – Most number of away points (two wins and 7 draws on the road).