By Adeboye Amosu:
Plateau United forward Joshua Obaje has attributed the club's impressive start to the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League season to the arrival of coach Kennedy Boboye, Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Tin City outfit struggled under veteran tactician Zachary Baraje last term and barely managed to escape the drop.
They have however witnessed a remarkable change in fortunes this time around under Boboye, topping the log after seven matches and remain the only team yet to suffer defeat in the league.
Joshua, who is the elder of FC Ifeanyiubah new signing Godwin who was top scorer in the NPFL last season, has lauded the young coach for instilling new belief in the players.
Obaje told Completesportsnigeria.com: "People are surprised with what we have done in the league this season and I want to give kudos to coach Kennedy Boboye for his wonderful work.
"He is an intelligent coach who is well respected by all the players. When you respect and believe in a coach as a player, you will always be willing to give more than one hundred percent in each game.
"I just hope we we can maintain this level of performance and not lose concentration along the line."
Wednesday's 2-0 home win against El-Kanemi Warriors extended the Jos-based club's lead at the top of the standings to four points, but the striker who was a member of the home-based Super Eagles team that came third at the African Nation Championship in South Africa in 2016 is adamant it is too early to talk about winning the title.
"The season is still long and anything can still happen along the way. You don't win the league after playing just seven games," he added.
"Let's take it one game after the other and see where that leads us at the end of the day."