Injuries: Plateau United’s 10 first-team players to miss rescheduled clash with Akwa United
Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Champions, Plateau United Football Club of Jos will face Akwa United of Uyo in a rescheduled fixture of the NPFL at the Goodswill Akpabio International stadium this Wednesday, without ten of its first team players.Nigeria
The peace boys, as they are fondly called by their admirers, will be facing the Abdullahi Maikaba-tutored side under-strength after the spate of injuries affecting the team continued last weekend.
First to limb out shortly after half time against Katsina United during the week 20 fixture was one of its influential midfielders, Raphael Ayagwa, who sustained a groin injury in the process of taking a shot and was slightly tripped by a desperate Katsina United defender.
Ayagwa, who only joined the team from North-Central rivals and current league leaders, Lobi Stars, at the beginning of the season has not been lucky with injuries as that has cost him a place in the home-based Super Eagles team to the Championship of African Nations CHAN in Morocco earlier this year.
According to the Club’s Media Officer, Albert Dakup, in a chat with sports journalists, “his absence was obviously missed during his team’s return leg of the CAF Champions League against Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia in Kano after he picked another knock during an NPFL tie against Niger Tornadoes of Minna as he was sidelined for more than three weeks.