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Plateau United FC narrowly escapes home defeat, tops league

By Chriatiana Araga

The Plateau state football club, known as Plateau United continued to maintain their lead on the Nigeria Premier league table, following their draw with the visiting Rivers United Football Club, at the Rwang Pam Township stadium in Jos, the Plateau state capital. The goal scored by Emeka Ogbugh placed the visiting team on early lead. The visiting would have scored more if not for the brilliant saves made by the defence line of the home team.

What would have been a home defeat to the Plateau Boys were averted when Peter Eneji scored an equaliser. The Plateau United fans celebrated the equaliser with deafening shouts of joy.  “The visiting side cannot win them at home,” said a spectator whose confidence was boosted by the goal.

“I am very happy with our boys, they have made the entire people of Plateau proud, especially the governor himself who left his house to come cheer the boys to victory,” said Peter Dalung, one of the elated supporters of Plateau United. He further asserted that “it was better for a draw than losing to the visiting side”.  Another supporter of the home team, Victor Pang Dung told www.communitystories.ng that “I am very happy that we equalised at the dying minutes when all hope was almost  lost.”

The home team held the visiting team to 1-1 draw till the final whistle. As it stands, Plateau United is still topping the league table with 63 points.

The Executive governor of plateau state, Barrister Simon Bako Lalong was also among the spectators that came to cheer the home base team to victory. The beautiful stadium was filled to the brim as fans came in their numbers to support both teams, all cheering their respective teams to victory. It was indeed a beautiful sight to behold as supporters were seen singing, dancing, shouting and clapping in line with the music around the stadium.

 

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