Plateau United head coach Abdu Maikaba believes the NPFL table toppers should be crowned the champions if the season isn't completed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Before the NPFL was suspended, Plateau were on the top of the table with 45 points after 25 games, 4 points above second-placed Rivers United. Speaking to the PUNCH, Maikaba said it will be okay if his side should be awarded the title should the season fail to be completed.
"I think it would be fair to hand us the NPFL title," he said.
"If you look at the number of match-days, out of the 25 match-days we have been on top of the log for 21 match-days. So, I think we really deserve to be given the trophy as the winner of the league peradventure things continue like this. Though, we don’t pray for that because we want the league to finish so that we can make sure that we satisfy ourselves as the real champions of the 2019/2020 seasons."
"I believe we will finish and remain consistent because from the beginning of the season, we have been able to keep the distance between us and the second-place team to at least two points, but at the moment we have been able to extend the gap to four points, which I believe shows a clear sign of improvement moving towards the end of the competition."
"Whether they are happy or not, I believed we started this competition together and we have shown that sign of consistency from Day 1 up to Day 25."