Surprise Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders, Plateau United are turning heads with their performances this season as they have notched up four wins in five matches.
Last season, Plateau United finished in eighth position and 12 points behind the champions Rangers to keep their place in the top-flight under Zachary Baraje after initially struggling at the start of last term’s campaign.
In their first six matches on the road last season, Plateau United failed to take a single point and managed to score twice and then midway into the first round conjured a seven-match unbeaten run including six draws.
However, the Plateau United management had been on the tail of the man, Kennedy Boboye, who has influenced things from the dugout for them this season for months while at Abia Warriors for months and in the off-season agreed terms with him.
Boboye is known for having a reputation for his superb start in the NPFL in the previous two seasons with Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
During the 2015 season, Boboye guided Sunshine Stars to a five-match unbeaten streak in their opening 10 games, losing just twice at Giwa FC and El-Kanemi Warriors. The Akure Gunners, or Owena Waves, took 20 points out of 30 on offer then, including smashing three past Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
Last season, Boboye masterminded a 10-game unbeaten run for Abia Warriors in the opening 10 matchdays. Again, he won at Heartland and got a second away success at Akwa United.