Plateau Football Association (PFA) Chairman, Sunday Longbap, has called for an immediate constitution of a committee to help Plateau United Football Club successfully play in the 2018 CAF Champions League.
Longbap told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that the committee was imperative for the club to succeed.
“Playing continental football is different from playing in the country’s league.
“On the continent, apart from a quality team, you need a vibrant committee to help the team achieve its target.
“And, for Plateau United who are debutants in continental football, the need for the committee becomes even more imperative,” he said.
The chairman said the committee must be composed of all critical stakeholders in the football circle in the state.
He said there was need for adequate preparation because, this time around, Plateau United would be going beyond the state level to represent the entire country as a continental showpiece.
“Representing the country brings about the need for adequate and timely preparations,’’ Longbap said.
The Plateau FA Chairman, who said winning the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title by Plateau United was the Association board’s happiest moment commended the state governor, Simon Lalong.
“His unwavering support for the club ensured their emergence as NPFL champions,’’ he said.
Longbap also commended Lalong for the resumption of work at the ultra-modern new Zaria Road Stadium in fulfillment of his promise.
“The governor promised the team that they will play their continental matches in the new stadium if they win the league and work has since resumed in the stadium.
“We believe that the stadium will be ready in February when the 2018 CAF Champions League will start,” he said.
Longbap assured the team and the state government that the PFA would do all that was needed of it in ensuring that Plateau United gave its best on the continent.(NAN)