Gov. Lalong wants back to back NPFL titles

Plateau State Governor  Simon Lalong has urged  the reigning Premier League  champions Plateau United to work towards retaining  their title, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Jos side, who will represent the country at the 2018 CAF Champions League,  have won their two league games this season.

Lalong  said in Abuja on Thursday, “I want them to win the league again, even though my focus this time is on continental glory.

“We want the trophy to remain in Jos at the end of the season and they have started on a good note.

“They beat Nasarawa United away in the first match and they defeated Rivers United on Wednesday.”

He assured  the fans of the state-owned club that he would  support the team and urged the management and players to remain committed.

“Plateau United’s victory brought a lot of people to Plateau and portrayed the state as the home of peace and tourism, in line with this administration’s vision,’’ the governor added.

He said the people of the state savoured the 2016/2017 league title success and want it repeated in the 2017/2018 season.

Lalong commended the League Management Company for the improvement in the officiating of  league  matches.

He  urged the LMC to sustain the good work, saying it  could help in the development of the country’s football.

The governor  called on privileged individuals and corporate organisations to step in and sponsor football so as to take the burden off government.


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