Saturday 9 September 2017

Plateau United Wins Nigeria League Trophy For The First Time In History (PHOTOS)

It was a scintillating end to the final fixtures of 2017 NPFL season as Plateau United of Jos were crowned the new champion of the Nigeria Professional Football league and became only the 19th club to win the Nigeria Premier League since its inception in 1971. The boys from Jos won their first ever premier league title since the club was founded in
1975 after beating and dethroning last year champions Enugu Rangers 2-0 in the last (38) week of the NPFL. Goals from Emeka Umeh (25 mins) and Benjamin Turba (88 mins) were enough to do the damage on the day to visiting Enugu Rangers who finished 13th on the log.

Meanwhile elsewhere, title contenders MFM FC was dealt a blow after they were beaten 2-1 by El-Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri but a first ever continental ticket was sure in the bag for the Lagos visitors who finished 2nd on the table in just their second season at the apex of Nigerian football.

Plateau United fan Mr Dawan and family celebrate the title win

Plateau United was handed the Trophy NFF president Amaju Pinnick and a cheque of 50 million Naira was handed over to the club as prize money for winning the league.
Anthony Okpotu of Lobi Stars wins Top Goalscorer Award with 19 goals

Other NPFL Week 38 Results
Enyimba 1-0 Katsina Utd
Plateau Utd 2-0 Rangers
Gombe Utd 0-1 Wikki
Abia Warriors 4-1 Rivers Utd
Nasarawa Utd 2-1 ABS
El-Kanemi 2-1 MFM
Akwa Utd 3-0 Pillars
Tornadoes 2-0 3SC
FCIU 1-1 Lobi
Remo Stars 0-1 Sunshine Stars

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