Technical Adviser of Plateau United Fidelis Ilechukwu have revealed that his personal target ahead of next football season is to qualify the club to the group stage of the CAF Champions League, Owosports.com.ng. reports.
The gaffer who qualifed MFMFC of Lagos to their first ever CAF Champions League appearance after finishing second in their first season in the NPFL said he didn’t achieve anything different this season and that reaching the group stage of the CAF Champions League with Plateau United next season would give him something new to celebrate in his coaching career.
“My personal target is to get to the group stage of the CAF Champions League”, He said in an interview with Journalist on a social media WhatsApp platform Sports Connect.
“I know it will be a very difficult task and this task has to come with with sacrifice and this sacrifice is 80% financial and the other is what we would sort out by ourselves.
“It’s going to be a thing of joy for Plateau United because they’ve never qualified to the group stage of the CAF Champions League for the two times that they’ve qualified for the CAF Champions League.
“Even when I qualified with MFMFC I didn’t make it to the group stage, so I didn’t do anything different this time, I didn’t win the league, because I finished second the first time I qualified MFMFC for the Champions League so I would want to get to the group stage so I can have something to celebrate in my career”, He concluded.
Fidelis Ilechukwu led MFM FC where knocked out of the first round of the CAF Champions by MC Alger of Algeria 7-2 aggregate.
The Olukoya Boys had managed a 2-1 win in their reverse tie, but MC Alger came out smoking, beating the Nigeria flag bearers 6-0 in the second leg.