No crisis in Plateau Utd-Bewarang
The General Manager of Plateau United of Jos Bitrus Bewarang has reacted angrily to a recent media comment that there is crisis in Plateau United.
Speaking from his based in Jos, Bewarang, who just guided the Jos based team to promotion back to the elite division of the Nigeria League, said: “There is no crisis whatsoever in the team. The team is getting set for the new football season.
“What happened recently is that the management of the team decided to drop some old players for low productivity. These players were given the opportunity to attend various course to better their future, but they all refused. These players are the ones that fueling the song of crisis.
“There is no issue of betray of trust within the team. The players and staff, all have total confidence on the Management of the team. It is laughable that the disgrunted fellows are complaining that we are owing them only two months salaries and they were talking of losing confidence in us, while they played the whole of last season without anyone paying them, and their debts were all paid.”
The Manager who is the President of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association further said that Plateau United loaned some players to Learning FC, a nationwide division one team based in the Jos, to enable the players gain the needed experience that would sustain them in the top plight league .
“There are some players who are of Plateau State origin that were recruited by Plateau United. The players were above the ages of been in the feeder team, so we decided to loan them to Learning FC where they would gain the needed experiences and play competitively for the season, before they would re-integrate with us in Plateau United. I don’t think that there is anything wrong with such system which is practised all over the world. So, if we feel that such players are now matured and should be allowed to return to the team, instead of us investing money in buying new players from outside, there is nothing wrong with that, and that should not amount to crisis. What we are doing is an internationally accepted practice,” he said.