CAF CL: Plateau United Not Surprised by Opponent’s Gimmicks


Plateau United have labelled the rumor that Stade Mandji have financial crisis as a “gimmick”.

The NPFL side traveled to Gabon for their CAF Champions League match which holds this Saturday.

Following news that Stade Mandji could pull out of the game, Plateau United were reportedly asked to cut down on their travelling crew.

The Nigerian club has however debunked the news, saying it’s all gimmicks played by African teams in football, done to put oppositions off, and get an advantage over them.

Plateau United confirmed that scouts from Stade Mandji were sent to study the team while on their pre-season tournament at Ikenne.

Implying that, if the team were truly cash strapped, they would not be able to send out scouts to study plateau United at Ikenne.

The club also confirmed that, as part of the gimmicks played by Stade Mandji, the match venue has been shifted from Libreville to Greenfield, all in an effort to deter them.

Plateau United also confirmed that their three coaches were dropped, along with some other backroom staff, who should be with the team.


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