Bitrus Bewarang, General Manager, Plateau United football club of Jos, said on Friday that the team would proceed to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in spite of intrigues from several quarters.
Plateau United’s promotion to the premier league has been put on hold pending the outcome of its match against Spotlight FC and that of Adamawa United against Supreme Court FC in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both matches are scheduled to take place simultaneously in Katsina and Abuja, respectively.
Plateau United are currently on the same point with Adamawa United but with a superior goal difference in the Division A1 table with 26 points.
Bewarang, however, told NAN in Jos that the club was not worried about the antics that could surround both encounters.
“Our team is not disturbed; we will maintain our top spot to the very end.
“With a victory against Spotlight of Katsina in Katsina on Sunday, the ongoing antics against Plateau United would be in vain.
“We have been training very hard and we understand that the pitch in Katsina is an artificial turf; therefore we have been training on the artificial turf of the New Zaria Road Stadium.
“The entire team is aware of what is at stake, the team is in very high spirit and we are confident that we will emerge victorious.
“The governor has taken it upon himself to ensure that our goal is achieved by making sure that all the funds we need for the remaining fixture is released promptly,’’ he said.
Bewarang, who is also the President of Nigeria Football Coaches Association, urged supporters of the club to continue to pray to ensure that the club emerged victorious on Sunday against Spotlight.
NAN reports that Kaduna United will host Yobe Desert Stars of Damaturu in another division A1 clash.
Elsewhere, Ekiti United and Abia Comets will slug it out at the Ilorin Township Stadium in a division B1 tie.
All outstanding matches are to be played simultaneously this Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m.(NAN)