Rivers head coach Stanley Eguma has responded to Abdul Maikaba's comments after the Plateau United manager said they deserve the NPFL title if the season isn't completed.
Maikaba said 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. However, Eguma, in his interview with the PUNCH said that the LMC should not rush into making any decision.
"I think it will be fair to hand us the NPFL title."
"It will be too early to start rushing and say the trophy should be handed to Plateau United because the league is not over," he told the PUNCH.
"I will not want them to go ahead and hand over the trophy to Plateau United, but if the Nigeria Football Federation, in conjunction with the LMC, decide to do that, no problem."
"I think we should allow this problem (coronavirus) go before we move on. If they (Plateau) are named champions and the problem is still there, it does not make it right. The most important thing is to allow this transition period to pass by."