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New Nigeria champs Plateau savour historic triumph

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Plateau United have been crowned Nigeria champions for the first time in history

Plateau United have been crowned Nigeria champions for the first time in history

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE curtain has come down a thrilling 2016/17 Nigerian Professional Football League 2016/17 with Plateau United crowned the 19th league champions.
The side amassed 66 points from after the 38-match marathon. They finished ahead of Lagos’ Mountain of Fire and Miracles.
“We are very excited to witness what has been a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting league season,” said Tokunbo Adodo, Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries.
The company sponsors the elite league through its Star Lager brand.
Following the win, Star gave Plateau United fans an opportunity to celebrate with the new champions at the dedicated premium Star fan park set up at the 15-000 seater Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos.
As part of the celebration, the team and its supporters embarked on a trophy tour around the town to celebrate their win.
The tour led to the Government House where the trophy was presented to the Plateau State Commissioner for Sports, Danladi Mann, who stood in for Governor Simon Lalong.
Formed in 1975, plateau’s only other triumph came in the 1999 Nigeria FA Cup.
The 2017/18-league season will commence in early 2018.
“Star has a long history of supporting consumers’ passion in football and in the next league season will continue to create more premium experience for fans across the country on match days,” Adodo said.
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