Fidelis Ilechukwu unveiled as Plateau United head coach


Plateau United have unveiled Fidelis Ilechukwu as their new head coach after he left his post at Heartland.

The former MFM boss has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at the New Jos Stadium and replaces Abdu Maikaba, who left the club at the end of last season.

Ilechukwu took over as Heartland coach in August 2019 after ending his 13-year reign as MFM manager.

He guided Heartland to a 13th-place finish in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The 43-year-old has been handed the task of securing the one-time NPFL champions continental football in the upcoming season.

Meanwhile, Plateau United — who finished ninth in the NPFL standings last season — have bolstered their squad with a host of signings.

Reuben Bala has rejoined Plateau United


Reuben Bala, who won the NPFL title with the club in 2017, has re-signed for the club after leaving Enyimba.

Ikechukwu Nwani, whose Akwa United contract was not renewed after helping the club win the NPFL, has also moved to the New Jos Stadium.


Plateau United new signings
1. Jimmy Ambrose – Wikki Tourists

2. Ikechukwu Nwani – Akwa United

3. Uchegu Emmanuel – Ifeanyi Ubah

4. Chimeze Izuchukwu Victor – MFM FC

5. Reuben Bala – Enyimba

6. Muh’d Muh’d Umar – GBS

7. Muhammad Abubakar – GBS

8. Olakunle Akala – GBS

9. Dennis Victor – Kano Pillars

10. Oyaleso Suraj – Kano Pillars

11. Babaginda Abubakar – Rarara FC

12. Alex Aghahowa – Lobi Stars

13. Samuel Mathias – Lobi Stars

14. Oguacha Eric Epere_ifeanyi Una

15. Haggai Katoh – Nassarawa United

16. Reuben Nicodemus – Nassarawa United

17. Oghene Elijah – Katsina United

Mfoniso Williams

Passionate Nigerian football writer who, for many years, has travelled across Nigeria to cover league games.

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