Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye has said he is pleased with his teamâ€™s improved display against the CHAN Eagles in an NPFL Invitational Tournament match-up in Kano.
The match ended in a goalless draw, but the NPFL champions Plateau United stepped up their game after a series of indifferent outings at the Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament also in Kano.
The Jos club held their own against the home-based Eagles with their new signing Tosin Omoyele named Man of the Match.
â€œPlateau United struggled at the Ahlan Tournament because we were not as prepared as the other clubs. But you could see it was a different team against the CHAN Eagles,â€ Boboye told SCORENigeria.com.ng
â€œWe played as if this were our last game on earth,â€ added Plateau United defender Terna Suswan.
Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf said he is using this competition to test the players he will pick for next monthâ€™s CHAN in Morocco.
â€œWe are testing players, we played eight new players against Plateau United and the result of the match does not matter.
â€œThe players took responsibilities and they did not do too badly.
â€œWe will try another new set of players for our next game against Enyimba,â€ concludes the Eagles coach.