By Adeboye Amosu: Plateau United head coach, Zachary Baraje, believes his team have proved they have what it takes to beat demotion following their 1-0 away win against Abia Warriors in Umuahia on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Bitrus Silas scored the winner for Plateau United eight minutes from time to condemn Abia Warriors to their second home defeat of the campaign.
The win which was the Jos- based side's third in their last 12 games in the Nigeria Professional Football League lifted them to 16th position in the table.
And despite his side still hovering around the relegation zone, the former Enyimba coach insisted they will maintain their top flight status at the end of the campaign.
"The victory against Abia Warriors was a massive one for us and it is a testament to the fact that we have what it takes to compete against the best teams in the league," Baraje told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"Without doubt, it is a result that will boost our hopes of escaping the drop and from now on, it is forward ever and backward never for us.
"It's still a long way before the end of the season and we hope to stay in the NPFL at the end of the season."