Lalong pledges support for Plateau United’s NPFL title bid
Governor Simon Lalong has assured the Plateau United Football Club Jos that he would give them all the necessary support to enable them win the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Speaking at the weekend when he paid an unscheduled visit to the management, technical crew and players of the club in their office in Jos, Lalong, represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief John Dafaan, emphasized his government’s total committment to the continental ambition of the team, promising that everything would be put in place to ensure that it realized its objectives.
Thrilled that the team was topping the league at the end of the first round, Lalong promised to reward the team this week. He congratulated the team for winning this year’s state Federation Cup and challenged them to redouble their efforts in the second stanza to enable them clinch the league for the government and people of the state.
Earlier, General Manager of the club, Mr. Pius Henwan had appreciated the governor for the moral and financial support to the team, but he highlighted some challenges facing the club and appealed for prompt attention.
Henwan expressed happiness with the visit, noting that such gestures have encouraged the entire team to always give in their best whenever they are playing.
The Technical Adviser, Kennedy Boboye also assured that they will double their efforts by working extra-hard in the second stanza, adding that as champions of the first round, they would approach the second round with renewed commitment and zeal in order to succeed.
Captain of the team, Golbe Elisha thanked the governor for his support, saying they would rededicate themselves to the course of the team.