Plateau United
By
Zazi Bariza
Plateau
United defensive midfielder, Oghene Elijah has attributed the team’s
brilliant 
start to the current League season to the high level of
motivation provided by the government of Plateau State and the
management of the team.

United
sit on top of the NPFL table, having picked 17 points from a possible
21, in what has been an incredible start to the campaign.

Elijah
told Naijafootball247.com that the governor of the state, Simon
Lalong, and his chief of staff John Dafa’an have largely contributed
to the early success story of the team by keeping close tabs on them.

Before
the season started, the governor came to the training ground to watch
us. He told us that he will do something big for us if we can be on
top of the league by mid-season.

Apart
from that, we always get messages from the governor and the chief of
staff after our games,” Elijah said.

He
also said the team General Manager, Pius Hewman, has also been of
great support to the players and officials.

Our
general manager takes our match bonuses to all our venues. Before we
play, he comes to our dressing room to show us the bonuses and
challenges us to win the game and he will give us the money.

This
is good motivation for us.”

Plateau
United will be away at Akwa United in Sunday’s match day 8 of the
NPFL.

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