Plateau United head coach, Abdu Maikaba is optimistic that his team still has a chance in the CAF Champions League competition.
This is despite his team suffering a 1-0 first leg defeat at home to Simba SC in the preliminary round last weekend.
In an interview with Futbalgalore.com before the team’s departure to Dar-es-Salaam on Wednesday night at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Maikaba was adamant that his side would change the results during second leg.
He said they still had a chance to change the result in the second leg
“We are traveling to Dar-es-Salaam with the mindset of coming back to Nigeria with a win, a victory that will take us to the next round,” Abdu Maikaba declared ahead of the game.
“After playing them last Sunday, that experience of facing them for 90 minutes will help us not in a small measure. We have planned so well for them and hope it works for us.”
“It is very possible for us. You can suffer defeat at home and win away. As a coach, it happened to me when I was with Akwa United. We lost to Hawks of Gambia in Uyo and won the return leg, which gave qualification to the next round. I am very optimistic ahead of the game in Tanzania,” the coach concluded.
Plateau United will face Simba SC at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium (Dar-es-Salaam) on December 5. Kickoff is 2pm.