Dalung celebrates with new NPFL champions, Plateau Utd
NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 10/09/2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has commended Plateau United FC of Jos for winning the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the first time. Plateau United defeated 2016 champions, Rangers International of Enugu 2-0 at the Rwang Pam Stadium on Saturday.The Jos based club amassed 66 points from 38 matches to stave off the challenge of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry FC who finished second on the log.Barrister Dalung described the victory as the direct result of hard work of all parties playing their part well to bring honor to the state.“Kudos must go to the Plateau state government for regularly releasing funds for the day to day running of the club. Without government's financial backing, perhaps, the club would not have been able to honor all their away games.“The players have shown dedication, discipline, and great team spirit to ward off the onslaught of MFM and bring home the league trophy for the first time."