By Augustine Akhilomen
Plateau United were crowned champions of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after beating Enugu Rangers 2-0 on Saturday at the Rwang Pam Stadium.
The giant Emeka Umeh and Benjamin Turba got the goals that ensured the Jos club
became the 19th club to win the top division in Nigeria since the inception of the league.
Plateau also pocketed N50M for their prize and will represent Nigeria in next season’s CAF Champions League.
Plateau United have now joined city rivals, Mighty Jets as teams that have brought top-flight glory
to the Tin state.
However, the likes of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) and Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC where unlucky against their final day opponents, Niger Tornadoes and Nasarawa United
respectively as they joined the already demoted duo, Gombe United and Remo Stars to the murky water of relegation.
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