It’s no longer news that Plateau United are Nigeria’s new League Title holders but the feat hasn’t gone unnoticed by the World Football governing body, FIFA.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has congratulated the players, technical crew, management, backroom staff and supporters of Plateau United FC of Jos after emerging as new the champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Saturday.
Plateau United beat last season’s champions Enugu Rangers 2-0 on the final day to amass 66 points and win their first–ever Nigerian League Title in front of delirious home fans at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.
In his letter dated 12 September 2017 and addressed to President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the FIFA president wrote: “Plateau United are the 2017 champions of Nigeria. It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to Plateau United for their first–ever championship title!
“This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the administration, the entire technical and medical staff as well as the fans for this great achievement.
“On behalf of the entire football community, I would like to thank Plateau United and your association for helping to spread the positive message of football. I remain at your disposal and look forward to meeting you soon.”
Pinnick is expected to have arrived in Zurich on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions taking place at the Home of FIFA later today, Thursday.