Technical Adviser of Plateau United Kennedy Boboye has said his side will continue to challenge for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) till the last day of the season after seeing the Tin City outfit draw 1-1 at home against Rivers United on Sunday.
A victory for ‘The Peace Boys’ at the Rwang Pam stadium on Sunday would have guaranteed them a maiden NPFL crown considering their healthy goal difference over second-placed MFM FC. Despite the draw, Boboye’s men still lead the standings with 63 points, four clear of MFM with just two Match Days till the 2016/17 season comes to a conclusion.
The former Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors coach was left to rue his side’s missed chances after Peter Eneji’s late goal cancelled out Emeka Ogbugh’s effort for Rivers United early on in the encounter.
“We had a wonderful game. We were just unlucky,” a disappointed Boboye said.
“Everybody watched the game and saw chances that were thrown away; on the cross bar, side bar. It’s one of those things in football. But we will still pick our pieces.
“We have a game on Wednesday (in the Aiteo Cup) to continue with our goal scoring confidence with that game before we go to Bauchi (to face Wikki Tourists in the NPFL).
“It’s two points lost because it was supposed to be a must-win game for us. We wanted to crown the Championship today (Sunday) but since it didn’t come that way, we’ll keep fighting till the end,” he stated.
Plateau United will next confront relegation-threatened Wikki Tourists in Bauchi on 3 September before facing defending Champions, Rangers at home on the final day of the season, six days later.
A win in either of those matches, will guarantee Boboye and his lads the title.