Plateau United Targets New Players
Kennedy Boboye, Technical Adviser of the newly crowned Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United has said that the club would engage new players to fulfill its continental target.
Boboye stated this in Jos while interacting with newsmen on the club’s plans for its continental engagements.
The technical adviser said that the Jos based club after its history making success, has set its sight on continental glory.
“We aware of the enormous task ahead of the team as we represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League.
“We will strengthen the team with quality players is some key departments.
“We are not going to overhaul the team but inject new blood in some specific areas to give it a balance,” he stated
He commended the League Management Company (LMC) as well as some sponsors in ensuring an improvement in the country’s league in different spheres.
Boboye however, appealed to the LMC to seek partnership with airlines to be conveying teams to match venues.
According to him, going by road was tiring and stressful pointing out that such affects negatively the performances of teams.
Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser Nigerian Breweries, producers of Star Lager Beer, said “Star is all about Nigeria and Nigeria is all about football”, giving reason for the partnership with the NPFL.
He said Star is committed to rebuild the Nigerian League as it has done in the entertainment industry and other social engagement Nigerians are indulge in.
“Following the win, Star lager gave Plateau United fans an opportunity to celebrate with the Plateau United team at the dedicated premium Star fan park which was set up at the Stadium.
“As part of the celebration, the team and its supporters embarked on a trophy tour around town to celebrate their win, which 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”, Ekanem said.
According to him, Star is wholly indigenous and is a big promoter of Nigerian passion in football.
He said that more than the ‘Nigerianess’ of the brand, its attributes are perfect for the league and just as important, the fans of football in Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Star also brought music icon Ice Prince to entertain football lovers in Plateau.